For the last 6 years I have been homeschooling. Prior to that I spent many years volunteering in public schools, including working through Junior Achievement. Through the years I have also taught elementary age children in Sunday School.
I never wanted to be a teacher. As a little girl, when my friends and I played school I always wanted to be the student. I love to open little minds to new concepts in ways that are unique to them. I search for ways to bring the everyday experience into the classroom where life learning and core content must become one. Put simply, I learn children, they teach me and in the end we're all better educated.
2001 Writer's Digest Contest The annual contest draws thousands of hopefuls. From a field of over 19,000 I was awarded honorable mention. 2002 Red Apple Service Award This award is presented to volunteers who have performed above average and made a unique impact on students.
I am a high school graduate with a degree in real life.
I am the founder of P3, a support group for parents of special needs children. I have assisted parents, teachers, and therapists in creating lessons and activities that are unique to the student and his/her needs. I have been the guest speaker at multiple educational meetings including college classes connected to special education, such as speech therapy.