I have been teaching children for over four decades in school, church, and nonprofit settings. Over the past three decades I have written curriculum in the fields of language arts, mathematics, science, visual arts, history, and religion. My doctoral project led to an arts-education nonprofit that serves vulnerable populations (we are now a proud 10 years old). I serve as Executive Director and lead teacher for our nonprofit.
Learner led; experienced based. Students learn best when given choices, and experience is our best teacher. Discovering my students' interests and needs is vital to my teaching. I offer students a range of learning options, so they feel empowered to make their own choices. Respect/Challenge: I seek to model respect in the classroom, so students can grow in self-worth and also learn to appreciate diversity. I provide opportunities for students to take academic challenges, so they can reach their human potential.
• National Honor Society • Alpha Chi Honor Sorority • Who’s Who Among American Young Women
Austin Presbyterian Seminary, Austin, TX Doctor of Ministry in Christian Nurture Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX Masters in Pastoral Ministry (Spiritual Formation) Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX Masters in Religious Education (Childhood Specialization) Centenary College, cum laude , Shreveport, LA Bachelor of Arts, Religion (Religious Education, childhood specialization)
For years I have been teaching children, writing curriculum for children, and leading conferences about teaching children. I'd rather read than do just about anything else. I test my fortitude by taking long walks in the Texas summer, and then reward myself by taking longer ones in autumn. I've been married for over 35 years (to the same man, just to be clear) and am the proud parent of two daughters—both pursuing post-graduate degrees.