Over 35 years of experience teaching in Louisiana, Texas and Colorado in elementary and middle school. Worked with National Science Foundation grant program for five years, coaching and providing professional development to teachers in five local school districts. Since 2009, an instructor for Colorado College in Science Methods. Currently a Methods and Strategies Coach for local school districts, working with classroom teachers in science and literacy integration. I am a Educational Consultant in science and literacy, working with staff to adapt districts curriculum to state standards and Common Core.
I work with students and teachers using inquiry-based methods in hands-on, minds-on learning. Students think, investigate, record, then share, communicating thinking and learning in small and whole group settings.
Recipient of many grants in science and literacy. Selected as Teacher of the Year in Cheyenne Mountain School District, Colorado Springs. Voted one of Top 100 Teachers in America. Selected for Distinguished Contribution to Education Award in Colorado. Honored by City of Colorado Springs as recipient of Education's Unsung Heroes Award in Teaching. Published in three issues of Science & Children.
Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University Master of Arts in Teaching, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Master of Arts in Teaching, Integrated Natural Sciences, Colorado College.
I live in Colorado Springs with husband, near to our daughter and her family. I volunteer regularly at grandchildren's school.