Middle School & High School At-Risk Teacher (2002-2005). Alternative High School Teacher (2005- Present). Undergraduate Human Sexuality Teaching Assistant (Spring 2012). High School Literary Magazine Editor (2007- Present). High School Yearbook Editor (2006- Present).
My teaching philosophy is fairly simple. I wholeheartedly believe in meeting students wherever they are in their life to help them succeed in school. In order to do that, it is necessary to provide all students with differentiated instruction and coursework that will be beneficial to both their future educational and career goals and also their current needs. Further, I believe that having the opportunity to empower young people with information and skills to make the best possible life choices is an incredible gift and opportunity.
Community Educator Scholarship (UI Graduate Studies). Mary Sue Miller Memorial Art Scholarship (UI Undergraduate Studies).
MA in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (2012). PK-12 Principal Licensure (2012). Teacher Evaluator Licensure (2012). BA in Art (2002). K-12 Art Education Licensure.
National Youth At-Risk Conference Presenter (2013). National Youth At-Risk Conference Presenter (2010). National Youth At-Risk Panel Speaker (2010). Published Author: "My Growing World" (Adoption World Specialties, 2009).