I have been working in education for 27 years. I began as a reading tutor for 1st grade in 1984. From then till now I have taught k-12 music, Preschool, and KIndergarten. I have been a mentor teacher and also taught a University Grad class on engagement. I have authored the book, "The Learning Environment's Hidden Curriculum" . Among all of this, I homeschooled my 3 children for 13 years.
I believe that the most effective teaching style is one where the students feel a sense of belonging. This is what is foremost in my planning. I focus on collaboration in the classroom and encourage a familial environment.
Graduated Salutatorian with a Bachelors in Psychology: Family Studies. My Master's Thesis was published as a book and endorsed by the University.
Northwest University: A.A. Music, Corban University: B.S. Psychology: Family Studies, Corban University: M.S.Ed. Curriculum Development, Harvard Universtiy: Leaders in Learning Certificate, Oregon Board of Health: Emergency Medical Responder License
I have been married for 37 years and have 3 adult children. My husband and I have been in full-time ministry for 35 years. I am very blessed. I believe in the saving power and forgiveness that is available to all who surrender their lives to Jesus Christ. I believe that teaching is a demanding career and that God is the the one who helps me through each day. My desire is to help teachers that are stressed and struggling. We have a position that influences the lives of many and can feel overwhelmed at times. I would like to encourage teachers to hang in there and know that you will make it. I want to create materials that make your job easier and allow you to rest at the end of your work day.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Arts & Music, Education, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Halloween, For All Subjects, Phonics, Classroom Community