Professor of Education, Kankakee Community College 2009-Present Adjunct Professor, Kankakee Community College 2005-2009 High School Teacher and Coach Herscher High School Herscher, IL 2001 - 2006 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Illinois State University Normal, IL 2000
Following a Constructivist approach, my goal is to empower students, so that they have the confidence to become effective classroom leaders. Teaching is both an art and a science. Not only must an effective educator be aware of theories and how to apply the knowledge to classroom situations, he or she must also creatively implement strategies to help students achieve. In order to make a difference in a person’s life, you must sacrifice your time, invest your energy and go above-and-beyond to reach-out and help them. Not every profession has such an emotional demand placed on the individual, but there is no other career quite like teaching.
2012 Illinois Community Colleges Trustee Award Nominee 2012-2013 Who's Who in North American Education 2009, 2010, 2012 TRiO Employee Recognition Award 2009, 2010 Madison Who's Who 2006 Who's Who in High School Teaching
McKendree University Middle School Endorsement 2012 Illinois State University at Springfield Education Leadership, Special Education 2009 Olivet Nazarene University Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction 2006 Illinois State University Bachelor of Science, History Education 2000
Presentations Co-Teaching Models in the Classroom, Eastern Illinois University Co-Teaching Models in the Classroom, Iroquois West School District Building an Interview Portfolio, Eureka College Child Growth and Paraprofessional Educator Advisory Group, Co-Chair Systems Portfolio Advisory Group, Member Campus Sustainability Committee, Member Greening Your Curriculum, Facilitator Online Leadership Team, Past Co-Chair Strategic Planning and Oversight Committee, Member Associate of Arts in Teaching State Panel, Member Kankakee Community College, In-service Presenter: Sustainability in the Classroom iClickers iPhones to Enhance Classroom Instruction LiveText Electronic Portfolios Kankakee County Museum Education Committee, Member Kankakee County Museum, Grant Writing, Community Foundation Introduction to Online Teaching Using ANGEL, Kankakee Community College Using iPhones to Enhance Classroom Instruction, Kankakee Community College iClickers in the Classroom, Kankakee Community College Student-Centered Sustainability Projects, Kankakee Community College