A teacher for seven years in both drama/theatre arts K-12 and elementary education. Teaching experiences in diverse setting across the United States as well as in London and Sydney, Australia.
Constructivism (learning together as a classroom community); teacher as facilitator and guide; emphasis on structure and classroom management so learning can take place; and finding enjoyment in the learning process.
National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) Theatre Writing Team; Stakeholder Subgroup for Teacher Evaluation Theatre Representative- Pennsylvania Department of Education; “Publish Your Best” Fine Arts Peer Reviewer for Standards Aligned System- Pennsylvania Department of Education
Millikin University (BA Theatre); Emerson College (MA Theatre Education); Mansfield University (Post-Baccalaureate Degree Elementary Education); University of Texas at Austin (MFA Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities).
Teaching has become a passion and a career. I feel lucky each day that I get to work and learn from my students.
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Drama, Theater Arts, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Winter, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text