I grew up in a family of educators and was convinced that I'd be different. One journalism degree later, I started working as a Line Therapist for children with Autism and fell in love. I taught Early Childhood Special Education for five years and continued my teaching journey by opening my own daycare.
I enlisted in the US Army at 18 years old and learned on the job while serving my country in Iraq finding roadside bombs. After returning, I taught several thousand soldiers who were heading overseas. I am currently a senior instructor in the Army Reserve. On a day-to-day basis, I teach middle school students with disabilities, co-teach Language Arts, and serve as department chair.
I am a very relational person. I am motivated by opportunities to solve interesting problems. Some days the problems I solve involve calming angry and stressed out middle schoolers, other days its coming up with a technology based solution to improve administrative functions within my department or school.
Classified Expert on District Performance Evaluation in 2015
2011 Training Command Best Warrior - Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
I love solving interesting problems, especially when it involves using student data to make decisions. Feel free to send us a message if you would like a custom product created. While I have worked with Microsoft Office Suite in the past (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access) I currently work with Google Apps.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Other (Math), Physical Education, Special Education, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, School Psychology, End of Year