I have nearly one third of the doctoral process complete. My education also includes a M.S. in Reading, B.S. in Elementary Education, A.A in Early Childhood Education. I and am certified from birth to grade 12. I have taught as an adjunct professor for education majors. Teaching elementary school has been my passion. Earlier in my career, I served as a Head Start an Even Start instructor, directed a large child care center, and was a state certified instructor for the Department of Children and Families to teach early childhood educators their required professional development courses..
As indicated in my shop title, I believe that an educator's role is to "Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students". I am always seeking ways to use researched based best practices. Reggie Routman's suggestion to "teach with a sense of urgency" has been my motto. I have my students for such a short time; therefore, I must teach with "urgency". This is why I love Teacher's pay Teachers...with the quality materials provided by fellow colleagues, I have time to dedicate to planning lessons based on my student's individual needs, and "teach with a sense of urgency".
2013, 2015 Teacher of Distinction CCBC TOP 40 Alumni Golden Apple Finalist Teacher of the Year Runner Up-Lee County Excellence in Education
AA Early Childhood Education BS Elementary Education MS Readng 1/3 of Doctoral Coursework completed Certified FL: Preschool Ed 0-4 Elementary Ed K-6 Reading K-12
I have six amazing children, a terrific husband and the best career in the world. Praise God for His many blessings!
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