five years of classroom teaching experience ranging from preschool to eighth grade in all subject areas from technology teaching including STEM education to language arts and social studies
I believe in a student centered teaching philosophy where students are given the power to learn via necessary tools (instruction) but choose their own path by problem solving via group work, research and communication. This power to make decisions leads to skill building and most importantly, confidence for each individual learner.
Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor's Degree from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana
Being a teacher is the ideal career because I learn something new every day. As I continue to learn I want to share with my students as well as my fellow teachers what helps me in this perpetual process. Most of my materials are relative to teaching American history in a modern day world. Context is critical to teaching - which we no longer have while learning about the past but if we consider it now, maybe we can do a better job with the future.