Besides the traditional classroom I have taught in the prison system, residential mental health facilities and in theaters across the country. Currently I am a STEM coach for the Uncompadre Boces. Prior to that I taught GED prep at the Commonwealth Challenge, the Adult Learning Center (both in Virginia Beach) and alternative grades 4-8 science, drama and language arts at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Suffolk, VA. I also am a drama minister at Fools for Christ www.foolsforchrist.net (free scripts and teacher resources) and the owner/director of Mesa Murder Mysteries.
Two for the price of one! What ever works! From experience in alternative education I try to get double mileage with all lessons to catch my students up. I use Reader's Theater to augment curriculum in all content areas since it not only provides content and fun but works on reading skills such as fluency, vocabulary building and prediction. See my website at www.foolsforchrist.net for more info.
Honored to be selected the 2011 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Association of Science Teachers.
A.A. in Psychology from Northeastern Christian Junior College B.S. in Recreation from Abilene Christian University M.S.Ed. in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University Post graduate professional licence in VA and CO.
I am a published author (Curtain Call Caper, Disappearing Dog Dilemma and Bungled Bike Burglary with Christy Barritt), published playwright (several educational plays with PLAYS Magazine) and write the scripts for Mesa Murder Mysteries, an audience interactive mystery dinner theater company in Mesa County, CO.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Measurement, Trigonometry, Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Music), Physical Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Religion, Theater Arts, Geography, Life Skills, Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Business, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Criminal Justice - Law, Forensics, Short Stories, Writing, Robotics, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, The New Year, Dance, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, Informational Text, Close Reading, Women's History Month