My 20 years of education includes teaching middle grades to working with college students - many in the education field. I am currently a 4th grade ELA/Social Studies teacher and serve as the service-learning coordinator for a charter school.
My style is hands-on where students learn through their experiences. Through the Kindness Clubhouse I emphasize that students can transform their homes, schools, and communities when they Radiate Outrageous Compassion & Kindness. I help students find what matters to them, what they are good at and what makes them unique. Differentiation of lesson plans are based on those answers.
Recognition: Out of the Box Award 13WMAZ Straight from the Heart Daily Points of Light Honoree Presidential Volunteer Service Award Lifetime recipient AmeriCorps Alum Honor Societies: Gamma Phi Beta Omicron Delta Kappa National Society of Leadership & Success
Masters of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University Masters of Public Administration, Georgia College & State University Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, Georgia College & State University
Speaker, Writer, Educator When my high school counselor asked me what I wanted to do after graduation my only reply was, “make a difference.” That began a journey of self-discovery through A LOT of trial and error until certain lessons were learned. I now get to travel around the country to have conversations with educators (and their students) about their own goals to make an impact and how to do it in a way that fits their own talents, skills, and interests. Topics Character Development – Leadership – Motivation & Inspiration – Classroom Management – Career Development – Community Building – Collaboration – Professional Development – Personal Growth – Social Justice – Service Learning – Program Planning – Assessment – Youth Empowerment – Volunteer Management Keynotes Reigniting your Passion when your Spark feels Burnout The Power of Thank You: Getting what you need to reach success Leaving your Legacy requires your Plan in Action Professional Development Workshops include Full day, Half Day, and Webinar sessions developed to meet your needs. Team-building for Teachers Positive Classroom Management that makes sense Developing Partnerships that save you time & money Grants & Fundraising to provide classroom experiences students remember
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Science, Basic Principles, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Music), Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, General Science, Library Skills, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, Martin Luther King Day, Student Council, Classroom Community