My seven years of elementary classroom teaching experience consist of public and private, with the majority of my experience in Montessori elementary classrooms. I also have provided classroom training and technical assistance to college-level professors and have designed and developed web-based training to professionals in a high-tech business environment.
I love Montessori philosophy. I believe in the importance of letting children make decisions for themselves in order to foster their independence. I love being able to meet children at their current academic level and giving them lessons they need at that moment to build on prior knowledge. I also love the use of research to find answers to questions, whether big or small.
Those shining teacher moments may not be recognized by others, but when a child thanks me for a lesson, or proudly tells her parents during parent-teacher-student conferences about something I've taught her, those are shining moments in my book!
B.A., Psychology, University of California at San Diego
M.A., Instructional Technology, San Jose State University
CLAD Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, San Jose State University
Montessori 3 - 6 Certification, MTSN (Montessori Training of Southern Nevada)
Montessori 6 - 12 Certification, MECR (Montessori Education Center of the Rockies)
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Decimals, Place Value, End of Year