I taught grades 4 through 9 for 15 years in subjects ranging from algebra and pre-algebra to middle school science. Inspiring, motivating, and encouraging students is what I'm most proud of. I am now a full-time math tutor from upper elementary to algebra 1, and I am also an algebra ECA remediation coach here in northeast Indiana. I love the one-on-one and small group format of my tutoring work. I have also coached girls and boys high school track and cross country for 12 years. I love to create and write fun, engaging, and purposeful lessons while helping teachers with their day-to-day stresses. TpT is a blessing as it has offered me this unbelievably creative outlet for all of my teaching ideas.
Creating confident, self-sufficient, life-long learners and proving that being wrong is not the end all, but instead, an opportunity to overcome and learn from our mistakes.
Teacher of the Year 2005 and 2008 - Leo Jr./Sr. High School, Math Technology Pilot, Perfect score on RISE Indiana Teacher Effectiveness Rubric - 2012
BA Purdue University, West Lafayette Indiana and BS Indiana/Purdue University, Fort Wayne Indiana
Author of the fictional books, The Bully Busters and The Bully Busters: Boot Camp Crazy. Visit my website and blog at www.bullybustersbook.com
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Basic Principles, Arts & Music, Drama, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Classroom Management, Statistics, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects