I have spent the last 30 years working with Detroit Public Schools. Life with DPS began with Middle School Science grades 7/8. After 10 years I made the move to elementary where I spent the next segment of my career teaching Science/Math in grades 3-5 before landing back in grade 6 for those subjects. I have served on several committees including school leadership, school improvement, parent/teacher relationship and curriculum development. My professional development experiences include NASA Newest, Earthwatches in Peru, Brazil, Spain and Kenya. I have written curriculum for DPS as well as the Oakland County Intermediate School District Scope project found on Blackboard and have been published in NSTA's Science and Children as well as Best Practices in Leadership for Corwin Press.
Humans respond best to kindness and respect. If those things exist in the classroom, everything else falls into place
Booker T. Washington - Detroit, WCRESA Golden Apple – Wayne County RESA, , Distinguished Service to Science Education- MSTA, NEST Award – National Wildlife Federation, Barbara Stanton Environmental Award of Excellence – Michigan Environmental Council, , Enviro Hero Award – Farmer Jack, Distinguished Teacher Award – Detroit Public Schools, Best in Show – Michigan Student Film Festival, ING unsung Hero Award – ING insurance, PTA Teacher of the Year, Chrysler Technology Teacher Award- Chrysler, Environmental Excellence Award – Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision
Bachelor of Elementary Education from Michigan State University 1984. Master of Science Education from Wayne State University 1990 National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science in 2004
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