I began my career in the middle school setting. I loved working with young secondary students, but after three years I moved into high school where I've taught for eight years. - - - Presently I teach: ~Child Development I (pregnancy - age 3) ~Child Development II (our preschool program for children ages 3-5) ~Pathways to Careers in Teaching (a cadet teaching course) ~Senior FACS (a catch all of FACS topics seniors need most) ~FACS Internship (for students who work in a FACS related field) - - - - I am also an Adjunct Professor at Central Missouri State University, - - - I am the head teacher in our school's Child Development Center and am proud to say that I had the pleasure of creating that program in our building.
My focus is always on the relationships I build with my students. My classroom is a mix of technology and hands-on assignments geared toward helping students see the real world, career focus of the content.
I've had the honor of being recognized by Varsity Basketball and Dance students as an influential faculty member. **Homecoming 2017's Most Spirited Teacher** Awarded two Education Foundation grants totaling $2,000
My undergraduate degree is from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) and my master's degree is from Missouri Baptist University. - - - - I am also Google Certified Educator.
When I'm not teaching, I love to read, ride my bicycle, practice yoga, sew, and do my best to master Pinterest crafts. * * * My husband teaches 6th-grade geography and my daughter will begin kindergarten in the 18-19 school year. * * * We recently rescued two Chihuahua-Terrier mix puppies who keep us on our toes during the day and snuggled warmly in the evening.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Biology, Social Studies - History, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Health, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Psychology, Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Child Care, Writing-Essays, Informational Text