I spent nearly fifteen years in the classroom, often teaching to more than one grade at a time. I worked primarily with special populations, such as troubled youth in a residential treatment setting. Among the classes I specialized in were all the core social studies classes (U.S. history, world history, geography, and government).
I really believe that there is no one way to reach a student. Each child is unique, with unique struggles, gifts, accomplishments, and desires. I feel the best way to reach a child is first through a relationship with them and then through observation. Try a little of everything...see what works.
While I am honored to have had the chance to impact the lives of hundreds of students, I have no awards to show for my efforts.
I received my bachelors of Arts with a specialization in history and a minor in theater at Michigan State University. I also received my teachers certificate from MSU.
I am currently a stay-at-home mom, and I want to use the skills I honed over many years of classroom experience to help other teachers.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Drama, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Theater Arts, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Psychology, Character Education, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Black History Month, Spring, For All Subjects, Close Reading, African History