"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
This quote by Gandhi reflects the way my life is lived and the personality developed by living this lifestyle.
I have been told by many people of great importance personally that I am conscientious, hardworking and always willing to do any task that is my responsibility. I can work under any environment stressful or peaceful and I am determined to work to the best of my potential all the time.
Due to many experiences I have endured, it has given me the opportunity to have gained the ability to cope with the pressure of any situation.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Austin Peay State University - Bachelors, English
Graduate Degree: Austin Peay State University - Masters, Education
I like to run, swim, and bike. As well as, read a good book. I have always been enthusiastic about English. I spent a lot of time reading when I was younger and feel that this benefited me by encouraging me to develop and learn quickly.
What is your teaching philosophy?
My approach to student education has shifted from an emphasis on my teaching, to a more central focus on student learning, and finally to a more holistic realization that the two are inseparable aspects of the same whole. I would define "teaching and learning" much as I would define "communication" as a holistic process in which there is a co-creation of meaning between student and teacher. In order to accomplish this "co-creation of meaning," I struggle constantly to balance five basic classroom dialectics: giving knowledge and facilitating understanding; theory and application, helping and challenging; maintaining rigor and encouraging creative experimentation; and respecting and supporting a wide diversity of students and student needs while maintaining balance and fairness.