I've been an elementary school teacher since 1987 in Los Angeles, California and for the past 15 years in Woodburn, Oregon. I'm also a university professor, specializing in online classes in education for teachers and pre-service teachers. I received my PhD in Educational Technology in 2010, and my Masters Degree in Education (Bilingual Education Specialization) in 2004. I love teaching and learning!
I am a great fan of Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences, and I try to differentiate instruction to meet all my students' needs. I'm very theatrical in my K-5 classroom, teaching writing and math skills to students through the use of technology. I enjoy teaching online and working with educators in far away places that I would never have the opportunity to meet if not for technology.
2013 Donors Choose Grant for Battle of the Books titles for a team of students to keep 2009 Donors Choose Grant Through a Students Eyes grant for four digital cameras 2003 Promising Practices Grant $600 for after school sign language program
Doctor of Philosophy - Education, August, 2010 Educational Technology Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota E-learning Systems Program Certificate 2008 Portland State University, Portland, Oregon Intel Master Teacher Certificate 2006 Master of Science – Education, Bilingual Education 2004 Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon English as a Second or Other Language Endorsement Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies 1987 California State University, Northridge, California Associate of Arts - Interpreting for the Deaf 1984 El Camino College, Torrance, California Early Childhood Education Certificate 1985
I've been married to my husband since 1988, and we have two sons, a daughter, and six grandchildren. My favorite thing to do is to walk on the beach. I also love to travel, read, hike, write poetry and songs, play guitar and banjo.