Operated an elite child care center for over a decade. Trained Foster parents, Head Start teachers, and Homeschool families. Taught Kindergarten & 1st grade in public school, and several grade levels in the private sector. Currently teaching a multi-age class in public school.
Teaching with Class means exactly what it says. I learn from my students as much or more than they learn from me. Each year I strive to make that their "best year of school ever". I like using old school techniques with modern touches, and I like keeping my students engaged, debating, and evaluating. My passion is enabling my students to think for themselves, and motivating caregivers to make education a priority.
The greatest honor is watching my former students earn their awards - scholarships, degrees, doctorates, and families of their own. Knowing I had a small part in their journey and I contributed a positive influence in our world is all that matters to me.
Book educated by TTU and UTK. Life educated by having business owners and farmers as parents, who enabled me to travel the world, taught me to be independent and wise, and loved me unconditionally. :)
Thanks for visiting my store. I really appreciate all the feedback that I receive, and the teaching tips I get on TpT.
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