I am a first year teacher. I will be teaching 4th Grade Special Education.
I am a straight-shooter, a doer, assertive, decisive, a self-starter, an achiever, innovative, and flexible. My students feel actively involved, challenged, motivated, successful, useful, and accomplished. At times, I need to give freedom to choose options, feel pushed to achieve, and can be confrontational, and express my disapproval. I'm working on listening more, paying attention to details, and expressig empathy. I give options and choices, and share the reasoning behind my actions.
Fall 2012- Deans List Missouri Community College Association Student Leadership Award
Southeast Missouri State University- Bachelor of Science in Education Mineral Area College- Associate of Arts in Teaching
I'm recently married and my wife is also a first year teacher. We have two cats and we love movies and spending time with family.