I have taught physical education and health for 29 years in the State of Ohio I am certified K-12 and have taught regular and special education, students with modifications on an IEP, 504, and specific modifications for physical difficulties such as the blind and deaf. I take great pride in providing a quality education that incorporates PE and the common core standards into my curriculum. My assessments tie into common core in a way that provides introduction and review of standards that enhance student learning and help with state testing for graduation requirements in a data proven manner!
I have a multi faceted approach to my teaching style. I believe that a successful classroom uses a fair but firm approach that includes addressing positive re enforcement and clear objectives that are attainable and measurable. I use humor,motivational tools, varied teaching strategies, data driven instruction, inclusion of fellow staff members to align my curriculum with state testing expectations, and a sense of love and appreciation for my students and gratitude to my fellow staff members who help in countless ways to provide quality instruction to our scholars.
1. Ohio Gold Award- Excellence in Physical Education: OAHPERD Organization 2018 2. Teacher of the Month 3. Teacher Of The Year 4. Ohio Lottery Teacher of the Month 5. Disney Teacher of the Year Finalist 6.11 Conference Championships Coaching Track and Volleyball 7. Multiple Conference, District Champions: Track/Volleyball 8. Multiple Regional Qualifiers: Track
I graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education and Health. I was chosen for the Physical Education Honorary, and was on the Honor roll during my years at the university. I have taught for 29 years writing new curriculum for health, PE, and character education. I have coached multiple sports, headed up multiple activities, and I am currently the school mascot for my high school! I have never stopped learning and growing my program for student success and implementing curriculum that will keep them healthy for a lifetime!
I have been married for 32 years to my Junior High first crush. We met in 7th grade and have been together ever since. We have coached together and have been very fortunate to raise two extraordinary children who have brought great joy and never ending love to our lives. I believe that i am so blessed to go to my school everyday and be with the most wonderful, hardworking, and amazing students in the world.They make teaching a joy everyday and they make teaching a great adventure we are walking through together everyday!