I currently serve as the English/Language Arts teacher at a rural, public alternative school. I have a Master of Education, 16 years of teaching experience, 3 years of curriculum coaching experience, and experience in the planning and executing district/school wide professional development and Benchmark testing.
It is my philosophy that all students can and will learn in the right environment. Students need to feel safe in their learning environments. They also need to know that teachers have high expectations of them and are advocates for their success. My mission supports “High Tech, High Expectations,” a learning environment in which all learners, children and adults, grow and succeed. Additionally, in order for students to compete in the technological world that we live in, they need to be able to think for themselves. Rigor and relevance are crucial keys to developing life-long learners. Effective and appropriate instructional technology is also a must for new age educators. Our students use technology in all aspects of their daily lives. I believe that teachers need to use this to their advantage to not only motivate and actively engage students, but to also prepare them to be able to compete in our technological world. Therefore, my mission has always been focused on developing responsible 21st Century learners who will grow to become self-sufficient citizens in order to compete and thrive in our global society and economy.
Chosen for RtI Training Video for Secondary Education through NetSCOPE and ETV 2011 District/school professional development presenter 2006-Present Presenter at UNCW’s T3 Regional Conference 2006 Teacher-of-the-Year 2002-2003, 2012-2013 (TOY)
Columbia College, Columbia, SC, 2002 Master of Education, GPA 4.0 Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, 1996 Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
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