I spent 8 years teaching elementary, mixed-grade classes, and now I am a secondary English/Language Arts teacher. I teach at a school for the Deaf, so I specialize in visual and tactile learners. Differentiation is essential to my daily interactions with students!
"Relaxed and Groovy" within a routine-based environment; Individual and small-group instruction. Lots o' visual aids!
2007 Deaf Education Student of the Year 2008 Northwest Professional Educators New Teacher Grant 2012-2013 and 2016-2017 ArtsPowered Schools Artist Residency Grant
I attended K-12 in the same building in farming community outside of Fargo, ND. I attended college in South Dakota and student taught in Minnesota before landing in Idaho for my first teaching job. I hold degrees in Elementary Education and Education of the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing. I am pursuing an interdisciplinary M.A. connecting bilingual education with gender studies and disability studies.
Teacher by day Roller Derby Girl by night Domestic goddess in between