Currently, I am an elementary school principal, but previous to that I taught for 7 years from inner city middle to rural high school - all in the Algebra I curriculum. Through my experience, I have gained an appreciation for interactive, cooperative learning to keep students engaged in what can be a tricky, new subject to learn!
I LOVED to teach in the problem-based learning format. I feel it is very conducive to most learners. If I give notes, they last for ten minutes or less and then the students are working. I utilize a lot of centers, circuits, and hands-on activities in my classroom. I am also not above singing, rapping, and using hand motions to help my students remember concepts!
Masters in Educational Leadership National Board Certified Math Teacher
I graduated from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor's in Mathematics and Teacher Licensure for Adolescent Mathematics Grades 6-12. I graduated from American College of Education with a Masters in Educational Leadership.
I am married to a Livestok Extension Agent for our county! We have been married for 9 years, have a 7 year old son and an almost 5 year old daughter. Our life also consists of a lot of farming as we raise 65 cows and several pigs a year on our 265 acre farm. My interests include organizing, running, talking to my mother and sister on the phone, and of course, spending time with my family!
Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Math Test Prep, Statistics, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, Algebra 2, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Test Preparation