I offer experiences in developing productive, effective, student focused learning that maximizes success in the classroom. I am creative, compassionate, and highly motivated to succeed no matter what obstacle may arise. I believe that relationships are the center of education, and I build strong relationships quickly. My eight years of experience as a classroom teacher, experience as a district special programs coordinator, and experience as a district level specialist have provided me with the opportunity to become an educator that supports learner centered curricula and promotes success for all staff and students.
• Student/staff centered approach to instruction • Highly organized • Efficient • Experience in curriculum development of new coursework and programs • Co-taught and advanced classroom experience *** I believe students must have discourse with content, and a minimum of 50% of class time should be students having contact with the content in a meaningful form.
• Successful Grant Writer – total of ten awarded in the areas of Science and Technology • Experienced Mentor teacher • GT Certified • Staff Development presenter on GT program at Region 7 GT Conference, Local District Conferences, and routine campus presentations/trainings • Published 8th grade science lesson in collegiate text: Teaching Students with Special Needs in the Inclusive Classrooms by Bryant, Bryant, and Smith pg. 206
Pine Tree High School- Class of 1999 UT Tyler Bachelor of Science- Generalist 4-8 with a Science Focus – Certification Earned Graduated 2004 Composite Science Certification for 8-12 passed 2/2008 UT Tyler Master of Educational Leadership – Principalship – Certification Earned – Graduated 2009
I am always seeking opportunities and challenges in the field of education that will further my knowledge in public school workings, curriculum, and teacher support.