I am a veteran of the Army, and a lawyer, who after practicing law in one aspect or another for most of my life, found her true calling in teaching. I started teaching college and law school, and found my true passion was sharing my knowledge. I stumbled into a position teaching Civics and Law Studies to middle school children. I am having the time of my life with my students. I love to watch the ah-ha moment on their faces and the happiness they show when they learn a new concept. I have taught middle school for 3 years and am currently starting my 4th year. I like to add games and activities to my classroom because when kids have fun they learn better.
I read a book called Teaching with Love and Logic, I use these guiding principles in my classroom. Provide students a choice, give them a say in how they learn, and make learning fun, and a child will grow. I feel that it helps them focus better on the topics when they know they can make mistakes. When I make mistakes, I tell them. This helps my students know that they to can make mistakes. Mistakes are just another opportunity for learning. Some of what I post will be teacher led activities and other student lead activities.
Army Achievement Medal National Defense Ribbon Army Service Ribbon Dean's List-Law School Book Award: Pretrial Litigation Drafting Faculty of the Month: June 2010. Faculty Scholarship Recognition-University of Phoenix-June 2011 and 2013 for Presenting at a Scholarship Symposium. Prop Bono Attorney Service Recognition for Exceptional Pro Bono Service 2013 and 2014. Member of the Harding Inn Chapter of Phi Delta Phi, Legal Honors Fraternity. Student Member of the Chester Bedell Inn of Courts
I have a Bachelor's of Science in Business Management and a Juris Doctorate.
I like to scuba dive, camp, hike, and have a passion for reading and traveling to new places.