I have had the pleasure of working with many children and teachers of varying grade levels during my 34 years of teaching. I have taught undergrad classes at a local college, have been a national trainer in higher-level thinking skills, and have been a mentor to many intern teachers over the years. I have worked with teachers in different school districts to incorporate various initiatives to heighten student learning.
Learning needs to be personal, fun, and targeted to students' needs. I enjoy creating and implementing different materials and strategies to teach all children. I believe in implementing multi-modal learning and incorporating individual and small group differentiation in the classroom. Using student data to provide meaningful lessons to further children's academic development is crucial.
I have been a presenter at local, state, and national conferences promoting learning initiatives to increase student achievement. I have received a district award of distinction, a golden apple award for innovative instruction, and a "teacher of the month" award from our local Chamber of Commerce.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse with a B.S. in Education and obtained a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University in Evanston, IL.
My passion is working with children and adults in education. I can't think of another more satisfying career. It is most gratifying when children and teachers have "aha" moments within their learning. How cool!