I am currently an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher. I collaborate with teachers to provide appropriate learning experiences that increase the technology knowledge and skills of students. I also teach K - 5 students in the computer lab. ******* Prior to that, I taught 5th grade (all subjects) for 8 years. Additionally, I taught math or language arts to 4th or 5th graders during summer school each year. ******* Prior to that, I was a U.S. Navy Laboratory Officer. Over my 22 year career, I directed/trained over 900 young adults in laboratory medicine and military duties and responsibilities.
Kids learn without knowing it through play. I believe in plenty of opportunity for experimentation, use of manipulatives, and lots of hands-on experiences.
National Board Certified Teacher, November 2008
M.Ed 4-8th Grade; 2001; George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia ******** M.S. Computer Science; 1986; Renssellaer Polytechic Institute, Troy, New York ********* B.S. Medical Technology; 1978; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Teaching is my second career. I spent 22 years as a Laboratory Officer in the U.S. Navy. Before my retirement, I went back to school for my Master's in Education. When I started teaching, I was struck by the lack of hands-on teaching material for science. This led to the creation of the card games you see here.
Math, Applied Math, Fractions, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Biology, Education, Geology, Classroom Management, Professional Development, General Science, Physical Science, Basic Math