You can rest assured that my teaching products are classroom-proven and designed to achieve high levels of success with ALL learners.
I'm proud to say I had an AMAZING 34-year career (now retired) teaching mostly 4th grade and middle school math in Oregon's public schools. I had large class sizes of 30+ students so using independent projects and activities was a lifesaver and gave students the opportunity to shine.
I also taught blend classes and 1st, 5th, 6th, high school at-risk computers, and served as our district's K-12 Academic Achievement Specialist.
♥ Project based learning gets students excited and actively engaged in their own learning.
♥ If you integrate real-life context with learning, students never have to ask, "When are we ever going to use this?" because they will KNOW.
♥ Teach each child as if s/he is gifted and talented. Students rise to our expectations. Encourage them to soar!
♥ High Expectations + High Standards = High Achievement
★ Disney Teacher Award Honoree, 2006
★ Microsoft's First Worldwide Innovative Teacher
★ Intel Innovative Teacher, 2005
★ JASON XV Teacher Argonaut, Panama, Dr. Robert Ballard's Expedition Team, 2004
★ Mount Vernon Teachers Institute Oregon Teacher, 2010
★ Mount Vernon Lesson Plan of the Year, 2010
★ OnPoint Credit Union Excellence in Education Award, 2011
★ Featured in the book, One-On-One with America's Most Inspiring Teachers, 2011
★ Featured in the book, Teaching with the Internet K-12: New Literacies for New Times, 2004
★ Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, Redmond, OR 2003
• Master of Arts in Teaching
• Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education
• Standard Elementary Teaching Certificate
• Mathematics Endorsement through Algebra I
• Reading Endorsement
After retiring from teaching in Oregon, we moved to Vermont and are enjoying the beauty and history of New England. I enjoy kayaking, traveling, camping, and quilting.
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