I have been teaching at the elementary and middle level for 22 years, mostly fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. My favorite subjects to teach are math and science. During the summer I teach environmental education concepts through stream studies and nature camps done in an outdoor setting. I also conduct wilderness survival and emergency preparedness classes for both children and adults.
I believe in creating a culture of mutual respect in my classroom. I model the behaviors I want my students to demonstrate. My discipline style is neither permissive nor autocratic. It is democratic (firm and respectful). I have a knack for creating a positive rapport with my students. I believe my passion for teaching sets a positive tone in my classroom. The lesson plans, resources, and activities I create are relevant, meaningful, and student-centered.
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Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1992. Master of Education from West Chester University, 1999. Post- Master's graduate course work completed from University of Pennsylvania, Penn State University, St. Joseph's University, and Immaculata University.
I live in suburban Philadelphia with my wife, son, and daughter and our three dogs. In my free time I enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, biking and reading.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), Education, Other, Geography, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, General Science, Physical Science, Meteorology, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Halloween, Decimals, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Engineering