I am experienced in helping students see the solar system from the ceiling in our classroom, find the geometry in a school building, seek power in SAT vocabulary, and explore the space and time continuum via the pages of a book. Whoa, you just have to love teaching! I have taught students at the elementary and secondary levels. I have also served as a High School facilitator, Principal, Adult Education Instructor, and District Coordinator. I currently support teachers through my work as an Educational Consultant with Tree Top Secret Education. I am a Certified Continuing Professional Education Provider, an authorized Google Helpouts Provider, and a mentor of teachers with the University of Phoenix.
My teaching style is that of a facilitator. When I provide students with building blocks they are capable of constructing their own knowledge. Hands-on and minds-on is where it's at for me.
I have presented for Discovery Education. I have written guest posts for Edutopia and ASCD. I was selected to serve on a pilot study for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Marilyn Burns. My curriculum design won a $30,000 Grant Award from the Texas Department of Agriculture. I negotiated license agreements from Pearson Education for the Texas Education Agency.
I have a M. Ed. with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.
Connect with me over on my website http://treetopsecret.com/ and my blog at http://treetopsecret.com/blog/
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Test Preparation