Since 1984 I have actively taught and developed curriculum in private, public and public charter schools in Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Dominican Republic. I currently teach online. Have primarily taught English/ Language Arts in grades 6-12, Art and Art History, Government, Spanish and Thinking Skill electives. Taught w At Risk, Gifted and Special Ed students, as well as in the general classroom. Teacher Mentor,Professional Development Trainer, Professional Learning Community Coach
My teaching style grows out of my educational philosophy. I believe that education can plant hope in the hearts of children by helping students discover their potential and helping to equip them with the tools they will need to explore that potential. I try to do whatever it takes to kindle the flame of learning in each student. Healthy learning communities thrive when nurtured within climates of mutual respect and caring.
Robert A.Wyatt Teaching Award Awarded for "love of teaching" selected by entire staff at Macon Middle School,2010 ETS Recognition of Excellence awarded on April 17, 2004 Praxis II: English Language, Literature and Composition, Content Knowledge Exam, (perfect score)
University of Central Florida and Prescott College Extensive training in Behavorial disabilities,S.O.I.(Structures of Intelligence), Structured English Immersion, Differentiated Instruction,RTI and PLC Have traveled extensively and lived in other cultures. This has strengthened and broadened both my education and my appreciation of language and culture.
Currently, I live on the side of a mountain on an island in the Caribbean where I spend my time writing, thinking , teaching,nurturing, praying,and cooking for hungry people. Visits with our children and grandchildren are my favorite activity. Also, I'm an author of novels, poetry and articles.