I have over 20 years experience in education. I have taught elementary, middle and high school -- as well as have designed and instructed professional development for teachers and administrators. I am credentialed in California in the following areas: Single Subject in English -- with supplementary authorizations in technology and math; Multiple Subjects (K-12 self-contained); and Administrative. Reading All Around
I believe in active participation and using a combination of direct instruction and the essential elements of instruction to engage students, keep most of my students involved in the learning process most of the time. My philosophy requires me to constantly as the question: "Do I have the mental and/or physical involvement of most of my students, most of the time?"
Teacher of the Year National Character Development in Education Award
I am a UCLA Bruin! I have: BA in Political Science Master's of Science in Psychology and Educational Technology Credential program: Multiple Subjects and Single Subjects: English Supplemental Authorizations: Educational Technology, Math
I love writing, golf, water sports, developing curriculum, facilitating teacher training, traveling, making new things out of old, restoring historic homes/houses...and being around my family!!! I write young adult and children's novels...check them out on Amazon. And...thanks for stopping by.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Science, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA), Literature, Word Problems, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Presidents' Day, Informational Text, Early Intervention, Phonics, Close Reading