I have 14 years of teaching experience in an Elementary school setting combined with two years of experience teaching in a college-level setting. I am currently teaching second grade at Wise Primary School and online recertification courses at the University of Virginia's College at Wise/Center for Teaching Excellence. I also have three years of experience in Instructional Design and Technology.
I believe the best way to teach is to model a concept and then provide opportunities for learners to participate in engaging and interactive hands-on experiences. I think that students learn best through collaboration with one another and through experiences that are related to the real world. I strongly support the use of technology and I incorporate it into every lesson I teach. I highly encourage my students to learn how to become familiar with and use the latest digital tools that are available in order to become successful adults in this new digital age.
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Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Early Childhood Educator, The University of Virginia's College at Wise Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology, Full Sail University
I am happily married to my best friend. We have three great kids that keep us on our toes, and a cute little Havanese dog named Coco.