I have worked as an EFL teacher in Japan; a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade teacher in Title 1 schools; and as a kindergarten student-teacher in Title 1. I also have worked as an administrator, instructional coach, and a curriculum developer (all while in Japan).
I prefer a hands-on teaching method combine with coaching students to learn independently. I want my students to own the responsibility for their learning! Until students own their own cause, they are not going to give it their all.
I began my college career by studying Art Education at Winthrop University. However, I had a change of heart and ended up graduating from Clemson University with a BA in Political Science. Then, after teaching abroad in Japan for several years, I went back to school and got my M.Ed. from Jones International University. I am currently a licensed, Early Childhood Educator.
I am a native of Greenville, South Carolina and the Greenville County School System. I love fine arts, travel, reading, and pigs (my favorite animal).
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Chemistry, Physics, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World Language, Japanese, Foreign Languages, Other (Social Studies - History), Literature, Writing, Asian Studies, Mental Math, Informational Text