My student teaching was performed in Kentucky, I taught for three years in North Carolina, and I was employed for four years in Ohio until I resigned to stay home and raise my family. I have taught grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 on various levels including inclusion, regular, and accelerated. I ran workshops on state reading and writing tests as well as ACT/SAT prep. I have been a cooperating teacher as well as a mentor for many college and former students seeking education as a career, and also have designed independent classes for students needing individualized education. Currently I am homeschooling a student in ninth and tenth grade English and History.
Crazy. This was the word used most by students when describing me. I tend to be "fun/silly" and willing to be myself in front of them. However, I am also very analytical and probe to get students to think on their own about the world in ways they hadn't discovered yet. I love to use the discovery method and lessons MUST be meaningful to them. I try to make sure every lesson has an applicable life lesson as I try to guide them into seeing that school is not where you go to learn something, it is where you go to become something.
Voted senior favorite teacher Nominated teacher of the year Beautification Award Dean's List (graduate and undergraduate) Sigma Tau Delta Scholar Athlete Award
Berea College, Berea Kentucky (3.33) - English Education Grand Canyon University (4.0) - Education Administration Niagara University - AP certification
I have been married for nine years and have a one year old and a three year old (both boys). I miss teaching but have learned so much more about myself as a parent than ever thought imaginable. My passion is creation--I create. That is what I do. Whether it is sewing, writing, singing (although I am a very bad singer), dancing, making a game or learning activity for my children, or creating a new way of doing chores, I just love to be different and have fun.