It's been a good run! I've taught K-5 and the Gifted and Talented. Coached and Coordinated Odyssey of the Mind and DestiNation Imagination. Writing and watercoloring are two of my loves. I know how challenging it can be to teach writing and I have put together some Super Lessons just 4YOU!!
I challenge myself to personalize more each year and I use real life learning. My students know... If we see a better way to do it, we'll change it on the spot! I am a creative risk taker who makes more mistakes than most... I'm fearless that way! The kids (my heroes) lead the way as I encourage them to "Just Be You!"
My greatest academic success so far... has been while coaching and coordinating Odyssey of the Mind and DestiNation Imagination. Our school placed 5th in the state. Also Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2005/2006, Nominated for Disney's Teacher Award 2002, Mentorship Program Honor 2002, Renaissance Award 2000, Outstanding OMER Award 1999, Nominated locally for Teacher of the Year 1990. Everyday I feel honored to be a mother, grandmother, and teacher.
2013-2016 Colorado State University~Pueblo online classes 1995 St. Mary's University, St. Paul, MN; MBA 1984 University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL; BA 1980-1982 Winona State University (Art)
I have three beautiful grown children and five amazing grandchildren who I love with all my heart and who inspire me to be the very best teacher possible.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Measurement, Other (Math), Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Specialty), Education, Gifted and Talented, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Classroom Community