I have several years teaching experience in upper elementary, teaching all subjects. I also spent two years as the Director of Education for one of the leading children's museums in the United States. During my time I the Director of Education, I developed innovative programming for pre-k through middle school.
I believe children learn best when the school, family, and community partner together to provide students with unique, hands-on experiences.
Recognized when my class received some of the highest social studies test scores in the state of Virginia. When serving as the Education Director for a museum, programs I wrote received the National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the highest honor a museum can receive. Other programs I wrote were recognized by the Association of Children's Museums and the U.S. Congress. Congress encouraged other museums to create similar programs to what I had put together.
BS- Elementary Education with minors in Social Sciences and Language Arts (Liberty University) MA- Public Policy with a focus in Educational Policy (Liberty University)
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, Health, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, Literature, Statistics, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Engineering, Close Reading