I have been a teacher for seventeen years. I also have a side business in photography and graphic design. Additionally, when I grow up I plan to use my masters in education administration to be a principal. :)
I have a overall direct instruction, scaffolded (me, then we, then you) style of teaching. However, I love group projects and simulations. I try to make sure there is plenty of "action" in my classroom as well to keep the engagement levels high throughout the day.
I have been the teacher of the year at two separate schools about ten years apart, most recently last year.
I have a bachelors of elementary education and a masters of education administration both from Utah State University.
This is our first year as a Covey Leader in Me leadership school and I am finding myself creating quite a bit of things for this program with my graphic design skills. Many of my items I will be initially placing on the site will be for utilization with this program.