My teaching career started at the high school level. I spent five years teaching Business English, Business Math, General Business, and Word Processing. After adding elementary education to my certification, I spent 20 years teaching 5th and 6th grade English/Language Arts and Social Studies. My experiences have taught me that strong English/Language Arts skills benefit students in all subject areas.
My teaching style balances direct instruction, student engagement, peer interaction, and cooperative group sessions. When middle school students share ideas, they are motivated to do their best work.
I have served on numerous committees and developed curriculum in various subject areas.
Master of Education, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major: Business Teacher Education, Certification in Elementary Education.
Raising my children and teaching my students has been my passion. Additionally, my hobbies include reading, music, theater, and sports.