Life truly is a journey! And I feel incredibly blessed to have enjoyed many rewarding educational opportunities throughout my career... elementary and middle school teacher, middle school administrator, staff developer, independent consultant, technology instructor, adult educator, and university-level instructor.
Most of my day is taught with a workshop approach. I'm also a huge proponent of brain-based teaching & learning... and utilize these principles as the foundation for all my teaching & curriculum development. I love inspiring young children to see their amazing potential within... I also believe that an enormous part of effective education is the simple act of genuine encouragement, kindness & love!
McVain Leadership Scholarship - Bradley University, Peoria, IL Honors Distinction Graduate - MA in Educational Leadership - Bradley University, Peoria, IL
* Master's degree - Educational Leadership & Administration * Master's +45 additional post grad. hours of study * Bachelor's degree - Elementary Ed * Reading Recovery Trained
I'm a big "inspiration" kind of gal... I try to infuse my classroom every year with motivational techniques, positive thinking & a growth mindset philosophy. :) I am also mother to an extraordinary daughter who inspires me each & every day!
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