Lifelong learning and innovative teaching are my passion. I love seeing students motivated and taking ownership of their learning experiences. I have been teaching for 20 years. I began with developing a pre-k class, at a new school, which I taught at for several years while working on my MultiSubject Credential. Upon finishing the program, I taught at the 1st and 3rd grade levels, in San Diego. After moving to Northern California, I began working at an innovative charter school, where I've been teaching for the past 15 years. I love collaboration, sharing ideas and mentoring new teachers. For many years, I have created organizational tools for teachers and homeschool families. I have also written curriculum unit plans, elective courses and thematic units for grades K-8.
I love encouraging learning activities that are hands-on, cross-curricular, literature-based and fun. I incorporate thematic units, creative projects and technology to provide collaborative opportunities for students to learn and explore. Transfer of enthusiasm is essential to developing lifelong learners.
Teaching and Leadership Award, 1994 Managed a discussion board on Edutopia, 2010 & 2011 Hosted discussion boards on Classroom 2.0 and other online social networks for education Most importantly, during 20 years of teaching, I've had the honor of working with many wonderful students and passionate educators.
Education BA, with a Supplemental Emphasis on English Professional Clear, Multi-Subject Teaching Credential Educational Technology certification CLAD certification
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