My teaching experience includes high school technology, journalism, art and PE in a small, rural school in California. Currently I am teaching community college courses in technology, education and study skills. When I'm not in front of students, you'll find me assisting in elementary classrooms throughout the valley, as well as coordinating professional training for K12 & post secondary instructors. Follow my blog at: http://teachertechnews.blogspot.com/
My style is very student-centered with a heavy emphasis on the importance of creating professional teaching relationships with your students. I believe the relationships you have with your students is the essence of your ability to be an effective teacher. I work to streamline the technical foundation skills so my time in the classroom can be spent in a more meaningful way to inspire students and focus on the growth of higher order thinking skills. Students have told me I am a constructivist teacher, which I take as a compliment.
Various local awards for teaching in my career including ROP teacher of the year and outstanding faculty.
A competitive gymnasts, I was lucky enough to dazzle the coach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo years ago and was accepted. I graduated with a degree in journalism. When I left the magazine industry, I completed a fully-online master's degree in education at National University while teaching on an emergency credential. Subsequently I completed my administrative credential and am currently taking graduate courses at the University of Idaho (go Vandals! ).
My husband and I have been blessed with a very full life. In addition to our jobs, we have two sets of twin boys and quite a collection of farm animals. When I am not at the computer or in the classroom, you'll find me in the barn with my horses.