I am currently working as an instructional coach in an elementary school. My last job was working as the science specialist for grades 3-6 and loved, loved, loved this! I have worked in Title 1 schools in downtown Salt Lake City, UT for 12 years. I am passionate about working with economically disadvantaged and second-language students, especially refugee children. I am very interested in the transformation of schools through effective teaching and school organization.
I focus on teaching a hands-on curriculum that is rich with vocabulary and cross-curricular integration.
2011 ExxonMobil Teachers Academy recipient, 2014 American Geosciences Institute Teacher Academy recipient, 2015 Raytheon Engineering Teacher Scholarship recipient, 2015 Salt Lake District Highly Effective Teacher Award, 2015 Salt Lake District Superintendent Recognition, 2016 USTA Outstanding Elementary Educator Award (science)
(2006) Bachelor of Science in El. Education degree from Utah State University - Summa Cum Laude award, top 1% graduating class - Dean's List (2009) ESL endorsement (2011) Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix
Facilitator at UT Science Core Academy, 2013; Utah Science Teacher Association presenter, 2014; Salt Lake District Professional Development presenter, 2014; Salt Lake District Science PLC Facilitator, 2016
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Engineering, Close Reading