Certified English Language Arts and Psychology educator with over ten years' expertise in 8th-12th English, Psychology, and elective courses including Mythology, Creative Writing, Contemporary Novels, and so forth.
Engaging, hands-on instruction employing 21st Century teaching methodologies and addressing the top levels of Bloom's Taxonomy while targeting nationalized Common Core Standards.
Outstanding New Teacher of the Year, 2003 (Cibola High School, Yuma, AZ) National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar Grant awarded - Native American Literature (July - August, 2012) Magna Cum Laude, M.A. English (GVSU Dec. 2011)
Grand Valley State University (GVSU): Dean's List consecutive years B.A.: English, Liberal Studies Minor: Psychology GVSU: M.A. English, Magna Cum Laude
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