I have 15 years as a Pre-K-12 teacher and 19 years as a teacher educator in higher education.
I am a constructivist who believes in hands-on project-based teaching and learning. The emphasis on process as well as product to stimulate and increase growth and development in critical thinking and innovation are key to facilitating the development of individuals who can solve problems and through their work enhance the quality of life for all.
Teaching Award for Curriculum and Instruction, U. of Arkansas, Fayetteville Outstanding Teacher Educator Award from Springdale Public School in recognition of the School University Partnership with College of Education, U. of Arkansas and Springdale Preschool Programs.
B.A. degree in Elementary Education from Earlham College, Richmond Indiana M.Ed. degree in Elementary Education from U. of Iowa, Iowa City Ph.D. Elementary Education, U. of Iowa, Iowa City
As a veteran Pre-K-12 teacher and teacher educator I am committed to establishing vehicles for reaching teachers and parents with information that furthers the growth and development of our children, with a special emphasis on early learners (0-8). I believe that materials and strategies that stimulate the intellect and build confidence for life long learning are always in demand. I desire to support this important medium of information with products and expertise that reflect my experience in hopes that they may be useful to teachers, parents and others charged with educating our children and youth.