I am a creative and gifted educator with 15 years experience. I have taught Preschool-12th grade in Washington, Utah, and Alaska. Some of my extra curricular activities include teaching: guitar, piano, recorder, art, choir, drama, archery, and marksmanship, and water safety training. I have also taught in the Montessori Method.
I engage students in learning with a combination of sensorial and real life experiences.
Apples for the Teachers Award, 2013 Utah Port Angeles Educational Award Winner, 2015 Washington
Montessori I-II Certified, 2013 (Institute of Guided Studies) Bachelor of Arts in K-8th Grade Edu, 2009 (City University) (Tri-certified in Alaska, Utah, and Washington) Associate of Arts, 2006 (Centralia College) High School Diploma, 2003 (Forks High School)
Community Involvement; Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Muay Tai Coach, Order of the Eastern Stars (Esther Chapter), Social Studies Committee, Certified Life Guard, Volunteer EMT & Firefighter (District #4), Archery & Marksmanship Coach, Guitar and Piano Lessons.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Education, History, Linguistics, Nursing, Political Science, Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, Other, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Australian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Psychology, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month