Eagle County School District, Eagle County, CO 1991 - current - Master Teacher, Mentor Teacher, Teacher - Kindergarten, First, Second, 2/3 Multiage, Third,Fourth, Title One. Vail Youth Foundation-Power Hours Program, Edwards, CO - 2010 - current - Coordinator/Teacher. ABC School Inc, Vail, CO - 1985-1995 - Assistant Director/ Preschool Coordinator/Teacher.
I would describe my teaching style as Standards Based that incorporates the 3 R's - Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor. I believe building relationships is the first step. Knowing your students and having a warm, trusting relationship is key. Then I create units and lessons that are standards based, relevant and connect to the real world. The learning activities are engaging, hands on, developmental, and inquiry based. Last, is the rigor. I hold high expectations for every student. I support them in achieving their goals by delivering lessons in a workshop format that scaffolds student learning from my modeling, to shared learning, to independent learning. Students are held responsible for their own learning and are constantly engaged in self reflection, goal setting, and present their learning to their parents in Student-Led Conferences.
$10, 000 Excellence in Teaching TIF National Grant Award - May 2009. Eagle County School District Outstanding Educator Award - April 2007. Achieved Exemplary School Status while I was Master Teacher - Teacher Advancement Program – June 2006. Nominated for Outstanding Educator – 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002
University of Vermont - Bachelor of Science in Education - May 1983. Teacher Certification in State of Colorado - April 1994. Trained Accelerated Reading Teacher - May 1996. Director Qualified in the State of Colorado - November 1988.
• Natural leadership qualities and problem solving skills • Dedicated, resourceful, and goal oriented professional • Superior communication and interpersonal skills to foster meaningful relationships and promote collaboration • Knowledgeable and experienced in Standards-Based Education, Assessment, Literacy, and Teacher Leadership • Extremely motivated, organized, innovative individual