I earned my B.S. in Elementary Education with a Language Arts endorsement from Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Shortly after graduation I moved to Arizona to teach fourth grade. I taught an inclusive fourth grade classroom for four school years. In the classroom I was responsible for teaching all subjects (Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Health, and Social Studies). I was also responsible to help my students be prepared to take and pass the 4th grade AIMS standardized test. In addition to teaching I stayed after school to tutor students that were struggling in math and/or reading two times a week.
During my third year of teaching I went back to school to earn my Master's degree. I have since graduated from Arizona State University with a Masters of Education with a focus on Applied Behavior Analysis. Once I earned my Master's degree, I resigned from teaching in public school and now work with children with autism 1:1 in their home and community (including school).
Even though I have experience in all subject areas, I am most passionate about math, reading and writing up to the 6h grade level.
Though I do not work specifically for schools anymore, I am still passionate about education. I believe everyone is capable of being successful given an encouraging and supportive environment. Furthermore I believe there is no right way to learn and I have many different concepts and techniques to teach each subject and help my clients be happy, successful, and confident about learning. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, reading, and visiting new places.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Oakland University - Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education
State Certified Teacher
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