Adjunct Professor at Westwood College, Student Teaching at Bishop Ireton High School, VCU English tutor for foreign exchange students, and Community Assistant at VCU, Squad Leader 3rd ID 4/64 Charlie Company, 1st platoon.
I apply Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligence's to my teaching style and try not to teach my students but create an environment in which they can learn. I am familiar with adhering to SOL's and the public school system and try to find ways to incorporate their standards into a fun and engaging directed classroom learning experience.
English Award 2002, 2003 National Latin Award 1999, 2000 VJCL Best in Show (entire competition) 2001 Summa Cum Laude for National Latin Exam 2000, 2001 VJCL 1st place in Storytelling 2000, 2001 Army Commendation Medal, Army Squad Leader, War on Terrorism Ribbon, Army Physical Fitness Award in Basic Training, Good Conduct Award.
Miller School High School graduate 2003, (highest GPA in my class) U.S. Army Honorable Discharge 2005 VCU Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies 2010 GCU Masters in Secondary Education 2012 Praxis I scores: 177 Reading, 184 math, 182 writing SAT Scores: 620 verbal, 640 math
I used to want to be famous when I was little. Stardom was the first thing I can remember thinking of as a status I wanted to attain. I thought... I could be an actor. I probably could have been an actor too... adolescence had other plans for me... Why would I want to pretend to be the hero, or pretend to save the day when I could go out and be that hero who saves the day? Actors are just immortalizing a role; they aren't ever actually living that life. I realized I didn't want fame; I wanted to make a difference. It only took 25 years for me to realize that the most powerful thing you can be a part of is the education of today's future. Now I'm finally in a position where I have the credentials to teach... I'm excited to be here!