I have spent most of my teaching career in fifth grade. I taught third early on for a year. I was the children's pastor/coordinator at my church for 10 years before finishing my undergrad degree in teaching. This experience helped me bring in an understanding of the personal and spiritual part of the children I would later teach. I now serve gifted students in 5th grade. I love what I do!
I believe in teaching through doing, experiencing, and sharing. I want my students to have opportunities everyday to learn in exciting and new ways. I continually grow in my own learning so that I can challenge my gifted students. I try to relate what they learn to what they experience so that my students see the relationship between education and life.
It is simply an honor to work with wonderful people who care about the difference they make every day in their classrooms.
University of Georgia Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education; Walden University Masters Degree in Reading, Writing, and Early Literature; Valdosta State University Specialists Degree in Instructional Technology; Gifted Certified Online Teaching Certified
I am married with two sons who make everyday an adventure.
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