Within the public education system, I have served as an exceptional, general, and gifted education teacher for grades K-12th. In addition to being a traditional classroom teacher, I have experience as a home bound and summer school teacher. For the most part, I have taught in almost every educational setting: self-contained, resourced, tutorial, inclusion, and on-line. I have taught the following content areas: Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Test Prep, Career Explorations, Bible, Medical Terminology, and Learning Strategies. This past August, I started my very own school called Self-Discovery Learning Center. I serve students ages 6 and older. I teach to the individual student based on his or her learning style. In my spare time, I tutor college students for the Praxis I and II as well as master degree level classes.
Typically, I do not teach using direct instruction through lecture only. I do my best to incorporate all of the language modalities and use differentiated instruction. As mentioned, I teach to the individual student. I incorporate multi-sensory, VAK methods, and Garner's theory of multiple intelligence. My teaching is more student-centered than teacher-centered. I serve as a facilitator/guide. I utilize the gradual release of responsibility when introduces new content; however, I personally believe in teaching concept based. Therefore, teach content areas as integrated units rather than in isolation. I do not use textbooks as the only resource. However, as a primary base I use the A Beka program in my school as a guide.
-Completion of Mississippi Alternate Assessment Award -Received two $15,000 grants -Helped start a community garden for students to earn community service and help the elders in their community -My gifted class was featured on the front page of the local newspaper and the local news channel for honoring our local vets on November 11th.
At the age of 16 years old, I graduated from high school in July, 2006. I started college in the spring of 2007 at a local community college. During the fall of 2008, I transferred to The University of Southern Mississippi where I earned a B.S. degree in Elementary Education in 2010. After teaching for a couple of years, I enrolled at William Carey University's graduated program in 2012.where I earned my master's degree in education with an emphasis in gifted the following year.
My husband's name is Chris, and we have one son.
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