I have taught elementary school for 23 years teaching kindergarten through 5th grade. I have also had experience teaching teachers as well as serving as an educational advocate for homeless students. Prior to my formal teaching career, I worked with preschool children and high school students. I currently teach in 4th grade in a co-teaching classroom.
I would label myself a constructivist as I enjoy the model of hands on learning for any age of learner. I feel that this teaching style works best with clear outcomes, high expectations and a strong sense of direction by both the teacher and the student.
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I attended both Maryhurst University and the University of Portland. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. I am currently working towards an additional degree in curriculum and planning.
I am a wife of an educational administrator and a mother of 2 young boys. I was born and raised in Portland and love spending time in the NorthWest.