Colorado Secondary Teacher since 2005 endorsed in Business, Marketing, and English/Language Arts - Also taught Technology and Engineering Studies 2014/15 2015 - Present - Marketing and English Teacher, DECA Advisor, CTE Building Lead, Instructional Leader - Conifer High School 2005 - 2015 - Business and Technology Teacher/ CTE Department Chair - Littleton High School National Board Certified Teacher - NBPTS – Career and Technical Education 2012
Experiential Teaching Goals: My students will... ...Be prepared for higher paying jobs – NOW and later– by gaining training for high demand/high wage positions. ...Be more efficient in their high school and post-secondary experiences. Students will learn skills and tools to work faster and create higher quality products. They also experience the core academics in relevant, differentiated and application-based ways that help students anchor and transfer their knowledge. ...Be prepared for independence. Students learn to manage themselves, their finances, their personal, professional and academic lives, to interact with others successfully and purposefully, to set goals, fulfill responsibilities and to see the big picture in terms of opportunities and challenges ahead!
National Board Certified Teacher in Career and Technical Education as of November 15, 2012. - 2009 New Teacher of the Year for the Mountain-Plains Business Education Association - 2009 New Teacher of the Year for the Colorado Association of Career and Technical Education
Master of Arts in Education/ Secondary Teacher Education, University of Phoenix Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Operational Management, University of CO
I love to teach because it is fun to always be learning something new, connecting with people, and hopefully making a difference in others' lives. My goal is to understand my students' strengths and set each of them up for success in whatever they want to do. I strive to develop and implement leadership and application opportunities for students so that they may extend their abilities, develop their skills and connect with real opportunities and people in our community. I teach students how to work in teams, be diplomatic, and be accountable to their roles and decisions by incorporating interactive activities and collaborative projects in every class. I also value using simulations because I believe that otherwise business can seem very abstract and students struggle to see the relevance, plus, they are fun!