I started out teaching alternative special education to 6th graders in 1997. In 1998, I wanted to teach science because it is my passion and moved to an alternative high school where I taught all sciences from grades 9-12 to people ages 16-22. When funding was no longer available and our school was shut down 6 years later, I moved to a junior high school in the area. Many of my former students said their hate for school started there and I wanted to be able to help them along instead of seeing them drop out...that was 8 years ago. I still work with at-risk students trying to help them value and desire an education and imparting them with knowledge that will help them become life long learners. I have training in many different areas and serve as a new teacher mentor, state assessor, and still to this day take classes to help me better my professional life. I have also been trained through the following programs: LASIP - 3 years LAgearup ABC Connections - 2 years Math Tips Intech - 2 years La State Assessor Trained LA State Mentor Trained
I like my classroom to be a safe place where students can succeed and express themselves as they take home positive learning experiences. I am not a dictator in my class. I like to facilitate and let the children learn by doing.
2007 Teacher of the Year at my School 2007 District Finalist of 3 for Teacher of the Year State Assessor Trained Active New Teacher Mentor Certified and Highly Qualified
I received my BS in education from Nicholls State University in 1997. I have a concentration in Biology with my minor being General Science. I have since taken many many graduate classes for "fun" as well as to increase acheivement with my students.
I am finally going back to complete my masters degree. I have enough hours to have my plus 30 plus some, but nothing that goes together for a degree. I apparently just like going to school!
English Language Arts, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Writing, Informational Text, Early Intervention, Engineering