I am a creative and gifted educator with over a decade of classroom 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, marksmanship, emergency medicine, 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
Master of Science in K-12 Special Education, 2017 (Western Governor's University) 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 and Muay Tai Coach, Order of the Eastern Stars (Esther Chapter), Certified Life Guard, Volunteer EMT (Dist. #4), Archery and Marksmanship, Guitar and Piano Lessons.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, 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, Chemistry, 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, Health, Other (Specialty), African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Education, Law, Linguistics, Philosophy, 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, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, 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, For Administrators, Coaching, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, School Psychology, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community