Educator for 31 years, grades pre-K through adult education, including special education (K-3), dual language programs (English/Spanish) and vocational agriculture. Specializing in science instruction for elementary grades, and homeschoolers. Homeschooler for four years, education consultant (pre-K through high school) for six years. University experience teaching vocational agriculture for a two-year certificate program, seven years.
Passionate about student-directed learning, including learning centers and stations, integrated instruction, and project-based learning. Avid blogger and lover of all things outdoors. Apt to dump a bucket of compost on the table and build the entire kindergarten day around it. Fan of worm bins, fish tanks, bug zoos and magnifiers. Creator of in-class compost bins and comfy reading areas. Believer that cooking IS science.
Received the "Inspirational Blogger Award" in 2012, and the "Purple Star" Award for several Squidoo articles.
BS - Cornell University (College of Agriculture) MS - The Ohio State University (College of Agriculture) (minor in Agricultural Education) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - Early Childhood Education/Special Education
Hiker, gardener, lover of cooking, wildlife watching and photography. Christian educator and Bible student.