I have 39 years of teaching experience. I currently teach 7th grade social studies and ELA. I have taught 4th and 5th grade language arts, social studies, science, and math. I have also taught 6th and 8th grade language arts and social studies.
I try to motivate my students to focus and do their best. I want them to have fun while learning, set goals for themselves, and achieve those goals. I hope they will be lifelong learners and successful, compassionate, members of society.
2011-2012 SEMMLAA Award for Outstanding Teacher, 2005-2006 SEMMLAA Award for Outstanding Teacher
*Western Michigan University Master of Arts-Teaching in the Middle School or Junior High *Grand Valley State University Bachelor of Science-Group Social Studies Major -Teaching Certificate grades K-8 all subjects, grade 9 social studies*
I spent the month of July, 2014 in China! I was teaching social studies and English at the Zunyi Carey International School's summer camp and sightseeing. I also facilitated games and activities at the camp. It was an incredible experience!