I have been teaching for 16 years, and writing lesson plans is my passion. I try to make all my lesson plans as natural and organic as possible--meaning that I ONLY post lesson plans that I have actually taught in my own classroom. All lesson plans are classroom tested and designed for practical use. I have recently earned my Masters for Instructional Design, and am using these skills to create interactive, self-paced lessons in Microsoft Office.
I am straight-forward, a little sarcastic, and a lot of fun. I believe that humor often is the best way to relate to kids and to dispel problems. I love thinking of new ways to teach my curriculum, and change my lesson plans constantly as I grow and learn as a teacher. Classroom management comes naturally to me, so I can focus on learning rather than controlling! I find it important to create lessons that relate to the student--show them ways they can use Excel or Word NOW, not just in some future business setting. The more they use it now, the better they will know it when they need it as an adult.
Middle School Teacher of the Year award, 2010 UACTE Business Teacher of the Year, 2018 Utah ACTE WBL Division Award of Educator of the Year, 2020
Bachelors in Business Education from Utah State University, 2004 Masters in Instructional Design from Western Governor's University, November, 2017
I have many diverse interests! I love to digital scrapbook, and my Photoshop skills have come in handy more than once as a teacher! I run a blog all about it at realscrappy.blogspot.com. I love to ballroom dance and have run an after school ballroom program at my school for many years. I have a fantastic husband and three beautiful daughters in elementary school.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, Government, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Theater Arts, Other, Religion, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Business, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Writing, For All Subjects, Student Council