Taught over 25 years (specializing in grades 4,5,6 and "At Risk Community Education." Performing Arts specialist; coached soccer at middle school and two different high schools. Retired from Yuba City Unified per CalSTRS (30.16 yrs).
Highly structured with a great deal of creativity and humor (see Ed Psych resources for further...).
Three time recipient of Who's Who in American Education; Cambridge Who's Who; nominated for a Disney Teacher's Award. Highest Site API scores for last six years; Brittan School Activities Award. Managed Classroom Programs. Performing Arts Coordinator/Talent Show Coodinator. Taught Guitar Lessons. Outdoor Education Administration & Fundraising. Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball Coach; Soccer & Basketball Referee. Yearbook Advisor (Traditional & Video); managed school newspaper. Administrated "West Stage" program & performed for Sutter Buttes Day. Volunteer Tutor. Volunteer Soccer Coach at Sutter High School. "Campfire Room" at Family Lit. Night & Chess club. Positive evaluations from six different superintendents (Dave Hunt, Jim Conley, Dick Burton, Barry Morrell, Joe Brewer & Staci Kaelin). Special Recognition Awards for Activities and for Discipline. Received a Community Partner Award from Marysville Joint Unified.
Chico State University (51 units): Single Subject Credential; Multiple Subjects Attached; English Supplemental Biola University (92 units): M.A., Education. Liberty/Bethany University (70 units): Junior & Senior years; Received B.A.from Bethany.in Social Science. Yuba Community College (127.5 units): A.S. degree in History. Yuba City High School: Diploma, General.
Soccer Scholarship; play guitar and toured in a Latino/Jazz fusion group led by former "El Chicano" musician, John Armendares. Scored in the genius range for communication on the National Teachers Exam. Played intercollegiate football. Have written five novels over a 14 year period, with many short stories, scripts, and other works.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Psychology, General Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Poetry, Informational Text