Teacher of child development, nutrition, swimming, weight training, aerobics, lifetime sports, individual sports, contact sports, team sports, adapted Physical Education, and Health to students in grades 6-12 for thirteen years. Experience teaching at all levels: elementary, middle school, high school, alternative education, and special needs students. Class sizes ranging from 35-52 students. Member and Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for school improvement. E2020 specialist.
Understanding the educational needs of every learner, modern educational practices, incorporating modern technology and web design (PC and iMac platforms), creative education, intervention specialist, effective communication, self starter, self efficient, lifelong learner, leader and manager. Allowing students to take ownership in their learning process.
Emergency School Management Certification, Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair, Teacher Leader Diversity Project Macomb Schools, Chess Coach, Reading Across the Curriculum Certification, District Technology Team (incorporated online grading system, SMARTBoard, and ELMO), Michigan Fitness Foundation Member, American Red Cross Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart, Television Broadcast Club Sponsor, Recycle Club Sponsor, Diversity Awareness Sponsor, Health Teacher of the Year 2004, MI State certification in Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, MI and FL current teaching certifications K-12, Presidential Physical Fitness testing, Student Leadership Coordinator, American Red Cross lifeguard, CPR, AED, First Aid certification, Women's Academy of Sports Leadership mentor, Designed and implemented Adapted Physical Education, Curriculum for grades 9-12
Nova Southeastern University M.A., Curriculum and Instruction 2005 – 2007 Eastern Michigan University B.S., Physical education, Health education 1996 – 2001 Physical Education Organization, Adapted Physical Education, Physical Education Honor Society Concordia University-Ann Arbor English and Biology, General 1994 – 1996
Specialties: School Emergency Management, MI Model Curriculum for Health, MI-EPEC, Cross Curriculum Integration, Technology Specialist, Reusable Energy in Schools, Teacher Leader, Certified American Red Cross Lifeguard, AED, CPR, First Aid, Strategic Planning, School district restructuring, American Council on Exercise Personal Training Certification, Urban Education