I started teaching back in 2006 and my first students are now in their 30's! The majority of my experience is at the high school level (it's my favorite), but I have taught kindergarten through 12th grade. I've lost track of the number of different classes I've taught - everything from a weekly computer class for the little ones to Money Management at the middle school level to a wide range of high school electives including Accounting, Digital Photo, Entrepreneurship, Advertising & Digital Media, Video & Sound, just to name a few!
I love planning and coming up with innovative ways to reach diverse learners! However, I have learned that without a doubt, regardless of how well-planned a lesson is, it's all about the people in the room! I really care about my kids and truly enjoy getting to know them through things like "Thankful Thursday" bell work.
A "shining teacher moment" was being included on a student's "Thankful Thursday" list. I mean it was week 10 of the semester and I had been her teacher for multiple classes over the previous 6 years, but still! :)
I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing and a Master of Education with a focus in Business and Marketing Education.
I believe in making an effort to make improvements. This lead me to service on both my district's Building Leadership and District Leadership Teams. It also inspired me to co-found the Sunshine Committee and Spirit Squad to improve school culture.
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Accounting, Business, Economics (University), Management, Marketing, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Business, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Spring, For All Subjects, Student Council, For Administrators, Vocational Education, Coaching, Test Preparation, End of Year, Classroom Community