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, 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, an Edmond Public Schools Foundation Grant, a UNITY gaming platform grant, Department of Defense STEM 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. PAEMST nominee 2014, 2016, 2018
B.S. Elementary Education: University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK. 2001 Master’s in Science Education: Northeastern Oklahoma State University, Tahlequah, OK, 2016
Certifications: State of Oklahoma Elementary Education, Mild-Moderate Disabilities, Social Studies level 5-8 and Science level 5-8.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, 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, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Decimals, Informational Text, Engineering, Close Reading