I have taught for 15 years, with 1 in fifth/sixth grade, 3 in second, and the remaining in sixth grade. I have served as the science specialist at our school for several years.
I believe that children learn best when they interact with one another, and engage in hands-on activities with real life situations and problems. I try to avoid the 'kill and drill' style, and avoid worksheets when possible. My desk is always feels cluttered as I never really have time to sit down and clean it up!!!
The only official honor I have is that of being an accredited school teacher. I also have my master's in Elementary Ed.
I attended Ricks College a.k.a BYU Idaho for two years, 1 year at Utah State University, and finished my degree at Utah Valley University.
I love my job, but adore my family. I have three children, my oldest just graduated, so I am feeling somewhat 'old.'