Since 1996, I have taught children in a variety of settings. I've spent time as a Home Educator for a private family, a Preschool Teacher in a co-teaching environment at at private school, a self-contained Pre-K teacher in a Church program, a Director of a Preschool Church Program with ages 1 year through Kindergarten, a public school Pre-K teacher, 1st grade teacher, 8th grade ELA, 9th grade ELA, and 10th grade ELA. I am also a mother of 2 wonderful boys and an awesome daughter. My husband is a jewel and most supportive of my education obsession!
Here is what I believe about learning: People learn when they are motivated. People are motivated when they have choice and choose to do something. People make a voluntary choice based on interest. People are interested in something they enjoy. Learning will take place when students enjoy the process! Here is what I believe about discipline: The root word of discipline is "disciple", which means TO TEACH. I believe the goal of behavior management is to teach the child/person proper behavior in a certain scenario through ownership of actions and respect. The side effect of doing this the loving/teaching way is a positive learning environment where learning can and will take place.
M.Ed. with Highest Honors B.S. with High Honors B.A. with Honors
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from The University of Texas at Arlington B.S. in Applied Learning & Development from The University of Texas at Austin B.A. in Educational Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin
High School English teacher, wife to a loving husband, mother to 3 amazing kids, caretaker of animals, citizen of my rural hometown.....blessed.