I'm an educator for 25 years, a counselor for 15 of those years, and at the elementary level for 10 of those years. I'm currently a bullying specialist, and I spend my mid-day helping to run 3 recess periods. All told, I've had lots of experience with how problems between students develop and progress, and even some practice in preventing the interpersonal difficulties that young students are prone to periodically.
I strive to build a relationship first. This is true in my current role as a counselor, but I think it's equally important for a classroom teach.
Past President of the Gloucester County Elementary Counselors Association.
B.A. - Cornell University M.A. - Rowan University Certificate in Education Leadership - Western Governor's University
Married with beagles.