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.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Drama, 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