30 years of elementary teaching, grades K, 3 and 4, plus substituting in grades K - 8. Presently teach 4th grade, math and science in a block setting.
Both math and science instruction focus on a hands-on approach, keeping students engaged and motivated. Rely heavily on technology to differentiate instruction and individualize assignments, as needed.
County Board of DD Teacher of the Year, 1987; SERRC Nominee for District Teacher of the Year, 1993; Ohio Jennings Scholar in Science Instruction, 2000; Model Classroom for Renaissance Learning, 1999 - 2008; First educator in Ohio to attain Accelerated Math Model Educator, 2001; Commendation from Ohio House of Representatives, recognized as "one of Ohio's finest educators."
Master of Education in Elementary Curriculum
Married to high school sweetheart, mother of four children, grandmother of five.