Over the course of 16 years I have taught a myriad of different age levels and subject matter. I have also coached 5 different sports as well as academic decathlon.
I am a huge fan of many genres. I believe in experiential learning but I also find teaching kids in all grades how to read and read for learning increases their overall ability in all subject matter. I believe taking notes is a valuable tool but finding ways to make a lesson meaningful for kids should hold top priority.
2007: Health Education Curriculum Consultant for Life Skills Curriculum. 2008: Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year. Conference Presenter 2006, 2014, 2015.
I received a bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Education and Health Education in 1999. Then in 2003 I earned my MS in Education and Professional Development.
I enjoy cooking new recipes and reading in my spare time.