Having a Bachelor of Education (1995) and a Masters of Counseling Education (1997), I specialize in middle school world geography, social studies, and math curriculum. I believe students need to develop advanced cognitive abilities such as problem-solving and higher-level thinking. Having a variety of learning levels in my middle school classroom, my lessons can be easily modified for those who need extra help and those who need more advanced work.
The basis of education is to assist in the development of students academically, emotionally, socially, and physically so that they will become functioning, influential citizens of our society as they reach adulthood. There are three types of learners: tactile, auditory, and visual. In addition, it is also important to determine a student's strengths within the 8 multiple intelligences: Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Visual-Spatial, Musical, Naturalist, and Logical-Mathematical. I implement a hands-on/discovery approach to teaching/learning. If the student is actively engaged in the learning process and can claim ownership of what they have learned, success will be evident.
HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT
2005/2006 Who's Who of American Educators 2004 TAMS Team of the Year, 2004 Trailblazer Team of the Year Award