I am a full-time practicing teacher with over 20 years of classroom experience. I currently serve as a middle school Social Studies teacher, Mock Trial coach, and Student Council Advisor. I have four years experience teaching middle school Social Studies courses including U.S. History and Geography. I have ten years experience directing and teaching in a high school Alternative Education Program. I have eight years experience teaching high school U.S. History, Civil Rigths History, Civics, Social Psychology, Psychology, and World Studies. While serving as the Alternative Education Director and Lead Teacher in my district's High School Alternative Education program, I also served as a high school special education teacher and case manager for three years. My experience includes teaching in both urban and rural school districts in Wisconsin.
Key components of my instruction and assessment include: -Differentiated Instruction -Culturally relevant curriculum -Meaningful and engaging curriculum and assessments
Influential Teacher Award (UW. Platteville), 2010 Winner "Top Classroom Blogs," Yearbook Dedication (2009), Influential Educator Award (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
*University of Wisconsin Milwaukee- Alternative Education, 2014-2015* *University of Wisconsin Platteville- Cross-Categorical Special Education, 2008-2011* *University of Wisconsin La Crosse- Master of Education, 1996-1998* *University of Wisconsin La Crosse- Bachelor of Science, History, Political Science, 1993-1996*
I live with my husband, two children, and dog in the beautiful driftless region of Southwest Wisconsin.
English Language Arts, 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, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Art History, Drama, Career and Technical Education, Health, Public Health, Social Work, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Business, School Counseling, Psychology, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Library Skills, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, For All Subjects, Summer, Women's History Month, African History, Classroom Community