I graduated from Malone University in Canton, Ohio in May of 2001 with a bachelor if arts in English. Then I moved to Florida where I substituted and eventually taught full time English for grades 6-12. I have coached football, basketball, softball and flag football both boys and girls. I moved back to Ohio about 10 years ago and completed an Alternative pathway to teacher certification here which allows me to teach English Language Arts and Reading to grades K-12. I taught fourth grade two years ago, third grade this past year and I will have the same class and teach them again this year in fourth grade. I enjoy teaching because education is so worthwhile in that it can open windows and doors to a more rewarding future. I come from parents who were both career educators and as a family we believe in the power and rewards that students gain from learning.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Malone University - Bachelors, English
ACT Composite: 26
I enjoy playing the guitar, reading, fixing up old houses and cars, pilates, yoga, basketball, football, golf and listening to my pastor preach. I played football and basketball in college and was on a National Championship football team at Mount Union in 1996.
6th Grade AP Language Composition
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing