I am a middle school teacher currently teaching at an international school in Kiev, Ukraine. I taught 7th and 8th grade social studies, language arts, and science in Georgia for 15 years prior to moving overseas. I have taught in Japan, Turkmenistan, and China and love the opportunity to truly experience a country by living in it. The life lessons that I acquire from being immersed in a different culture allow me to be a better teacher. My husband, a high school teacher, and my two children also enjoy living and learning overseas.
All students can learn. Given the proper environment, great success is possible of every single student. I love working with hands-on activities that allow students to think and create at the same time.
The Korea Foundation - Recipient of a two-week, all expenses paid trip to Seoul, Korea to learn about Korean history and culture.
Master of Education - Middle Grades from Mercer University Bachelor of Arts - Mass Communication from University of South Florida Certifications: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Gifted, ESL
I love traveling to unusual, remote corners of the world. Musical theater makes me giddy. Back in the day, I traveled for one year in a fantastic educational, musical group called Up With People. Ever heard of it? If you have, drop me an email and say hello.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, French, Japanese, Chinese, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Foreign Languages, Geography, Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Business, School Counseling, Psychology, Economics , Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Student Council, Hebrew, Test Preparation, End of Year, Women's History Month, African History, Classroom Community