Classroom teacher for 15 years, most recently as an IB PYP teacher of fifth grade students. IB PYP Coordinator in California and Maryland for eight years. Previously I was a museum educator and Curator of Education at a museum in Arizona.
Dynamic and eclectic! I'm what's called a "double-pointy-head" in some circles. That means I have a very linear 'Mr. Spock' approach coupled with just the opposite: an intuitive, creative 'Captain Kirk' mentality. Need something analyzed, organized, and laid out in a clear, functional way? I can do it. Need something tuned in, out-there, and fun, to boot? I can do that too. It's finding the balance to help teachers and students be engaged, proactive, successful learners that keeps me saying, "Engage, Number One. Take us to warp speed."
2014 California Association of World Schools IB PYP Educator
BAE Selected Studies in Education: Museum Studies/Business/Education MA Educational Psychology: Gifted and Talented Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential-California Advanced Professional Credential K-12-Maryland
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