I have been a high school marketing and business instructor for the past 15 years. In addition, I have been an adjunct professor at a major state university in the area of marketing and business education. In addition, I am the DECA Advisor for the largest chapter in the State of Tennessee. I am also a Common Core Coach for Tennessee and have provided training to hundreds of teachers across our state in common core literacy standards and methodologies.
Over the years I have morphed in a project based instructor. I believe students learn best when they are actively involved in their learning process. I take great care to provide instruction for students who learn best visual, auditory, and kinesthetic methods by crafting projects that encompass all three learning styles.
DECA Advisor for Largest Chapter in Tennessee Common Core Coach for Tennessee 15 Years Teaching Level 5 Teacher
I have a Bachelors Degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Marketing Education with a minor in Business Administration and Secondary Education. I also have my Master's Degree in Business Education from Middle Tennessee State University.
In addition to teaching full time for the past fifteen years, I am a mom to an 11 year old boy and a 3 year old girl. My experiences as a teacher and a mother have shaped me into the instructor I am today. I began as most teachers with the "Lecture, Notes, Test" approach, into a project based instructor. I believe my students today are gaining more academic and practical soft skills than my original students simply because my teaching methods have improved. I hope that these projects I provide will help you in your classroom to bring real life application to lessons that previously fell "flat".