21 years of teaching experience / 2 masters degrees / 5 bachelors degrees / 3 graduate certificates: Data-driven Decision Making, Educational Technology, PLCs1 year as professor of MS Teaching and Learning / 18 years teaching K - 12 Visual Arts / 1 year teaching high school language arts / 2 years substitute teaching in every content area
I explore a mix of teaching styles. My personal preference is the student-centered model, but I also often apply the models of facilitator and demonstrator according to the key learning activity students are doing.
Lyon Grant Honoree (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014) / Commencement Student Speaker Nomination, MSU, Mankato (2010) / Iowa K-12 Visual Arts Educator of the Year (2006-2007) / Citizen of the Year Award, Rock Rapids (1999)
Co-president of local education association / Co-president of Northwest Iowa Reading Association / AEI State Conference Planning Chair (2006-2010)