Instructor / Senior Instructor, Adult Education- • Teaching Financial Planning curriculum to inmate population • Develop and maintain Education Program annual budget and spending reports • Maintain special education records and implement policy-driven standards for instructional staff Sixth Grade Teacher- • Smartboard instruction of Math, Science, and Social Studies to 35 title-1 eligible students • Improved AIMS student scores from 32% to 53% from fifth to sixth grade AIMS results • Recipient of thousands of dollars in grants for field trips and instructing math and plant clubs • Facilitated curriculum modifications and implementation strategies with administration staff High School Core-Math Teacher- • Differentiated instruction of basic and pre-algebra math skills to ED, LD, and ELL students • Created and managed Individual Education Plans for a case load of thirty students Second Grade Teacher- • Taught 2nd grade Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies to majority ELL students • Held extended day classes an hour a day before class, three days a week for several months
I aim to provide as much meaningful and relevant topics to engage students with the objective being taught. An inspired learner is capable of learning anything!
2012 Employee of the Year Award Senior Student of the Year nominee 2007 Student Teacher of the Year nominee 2007
Bachelor's Degree, Physical Education, University of Arizona Master's Degree, Elementary Education, Grand Canyon University
If you have ever come home after a long day of work and tried to sit down to relax, just to hear the words “I Need Help With My Homework!” come out of a child’s mouth, these exercise activities were made just for you or your student's parents! I have school-aged children in my house, and each day I come home from work to realize each child has homework assigned to them from school earlier that day. As a responsible parent, I enjoy the opportunity to sit down and help my children with their homework, but at times, I have found it difficult to understand just what it is they need help with! This is why I decided to create these simple, inexpensive, parent/student exercise activities. These exercises address the Common-Core standards while providing tips and strategies for parents to assist their child in learning the concepts necessary at each grade level. I also wanted to provide hands-on activities you and your child can do together, to further master each of the academic concepts necessary for your child to succeed in school.