I have taught K-5th grade STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics). I have taught self contained 3-5. I have also been 4/5 departmentalized responsible for math, science, social studies, and/or language arts.
My classroom is loud, a little messy, and truly fun. The lessons are authentic and connected to the real world.
Michelson Exxon Mobil Teachers Academy Fellow 2016, NASA EPD STEM Ambassador 2015, Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnership Fellow 2015-2016, Member of many organizations including NSTA, NCTM, Oklahoma Science Teachers Association, Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Alpha Delta Kappa Professional Educator Honor Society, Participated in Oklahoma State Department of Education’s OKSci Leadership, beta class and was selected as OKMath/OKSci Classes 1 and 2 mentor. Served on the state of Oklahoma science standards writing committee, district level textbook selection and math and science curriculum revision committees, Math and Science Partnership Mini-grant review committee for the State Department of Education. Recipient of the United States Navy’s SeaPerch robotics grant and two Mid-Del Public School Foundation Grants Presenter at education conferences such as Vision2020, Oklahoma State University CSTL STEM Summit, OCTM and OSTA annual conferences, as well as district and site level professional development sessions.
B.S. Elementary Education: University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. 2001 Master’s in Science Education: Northeastern Oklahoma State University, Tahlequah, Ok. Expected Completion date 2016
Certifications: State of Oklahoma Elementary Education, 2001. Mild-Moderate Disabilities and Social Studies level 5-8, 2009
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Measurement, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Math Test Prep, Geography, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Decimals, Informational Text, Engineering, Close Reading