I have been teaching since I was a little girl playing school. I have a passion for education that has led me down many paths in my life. I started in a K-5 elementary building in Iowa. I loved every moment of being a classroom teacher before moving into higher education. I am currently preparing future teachers to excel in the art of teaching.
My teaching style is dependent upon the needs of students, the content being taught, and the stage in the learning process. However, I lean toward the constructivist approach in a student-centered classroom.
I have received many grants and honors from my teaching. However, my greatest honor is watching a student when the light bulb gets turned on and understanding clicks into place.
I was educated in Iowa. I got my undergrad degree in elementary education from Iowa State University with a minor in educational technology and math. My Master's was in Instructional Technology from University of Northern Iowa. The focus of my dissertation was digital literacy and leadership for my doctoral degree.
I love what I do. Thank you for joining me on this journey.