18 years experience as an Engliah/Language Arts Educator, Technology Coach, and Library/Media Specialist.
My teaching style is the facilitator model and I tend to focus on activities. I emphasize student-centered learning with more responsibility placed on the students to take the initiative for meeting the demands of various learning tasks. My style works best for students who are comfortable with independent learning and who can actively participate and collaborate with other students. I design group activities which necessitate active learning, student-to-student collaboration and problem solving. I will often try to design learning situations and activities that require student processing and application of course content in creative and original ways.
-Star Teacher of the Year 2000-2001 MS Economic Council and the MB Swayze Educational Foundation. -ALA- Proquest Scholarship Recipient 2003-04 -YALSA-SUSIV Participant, 2006 -Teacher of the Quarter, Jan 2004, Oct 2007 -Shining Star--Bronze 2010 -Shining Star--Silver 2011 -PCSB-Media Services-Professional Development Award
BM, University of Mississippi, 1994 MEd, University of Mississippi, 2000 MLIS, University of Southern Mississippi, 2006. DEd., Nova Southeastern University, anticipated 2015.
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