I am a 30-year teacher who loves teaching more today that I did when I first started. I have taught grades 1 - 8, adult English Language Learners and content area literacy for graduate students. I have also led teacher training seminars across the United States for STEM and writing instruction. I have spent the majority of my career, however, teaching ELA and science.
The following terms best represent my teaching style and focus: relationship-driven, student-centered, engagement focused, 21st Century Skills focused, social justice integration, integration across the curriculum
Local Environmental Citizen of the Year; Jennings Scholar; District Teacher of the Year; Various Teacher Leadership Roles; Grant Recipient (various) Various publications (Scholastic Books, NASA curricula, Learning Magazine, and Modern Curriculum Press)
Cleveland State University, Bachelor's Degree in Education; Cleveland State University, Master's Degree in Education; 60 hours post-graduate (Various Universities)
Besides teaching, I love to read, write, run, garden, travel, and spend time with my friends and family!