As a 5th and 6th grade teacher for 12 years, I love building relationships with students and their families. We even had class potlucks at my family's home every year! Students should have every opportunity to learn skills and content in a way that brings true understanding. These "aha" moments are priceless and bring confidence. I believe the best learning occurs when the student is learning just ahead of their level of understanding. By becoming comfortable making mistakes and learning from them, a student can move from proving they know to wondering and curiosity. This creates a life-long learner!
I love helping students learn the backstory and interesting facts behind the topic they are studying. This really brings the material to life and make learning fun. As a National Board Certified Teacher, my focus is constantly on student learning. By watching how a student learns, I am able to help them when they come across a challenge. My students would always ask me what subject was my favorite. What an incredibly difficult question! I love connecting students with the stories they are reading. I love breaking down difficult math skills in a way that students understand. I love the depth of learning within science. I love the fascinating stories found in history.
I'm excited to be on this journey with you! What are your goals? Your passions? I can't wait to get started helping you get there!
Randolph College - Bachelors, Psychology
Capella University - PhD, Educational Leadership and Management
Elementary School Math
High School English
Study Skills and Organization