My heart is my art. I work from the heart as well as from academic knowledge because the first step to success, is to know the student. By bridging a positive relationship first, success is assured.
I have taught for over 25 years now, from charter schools, to private Montessori schools, public and reservation schools, Colleges and Universities, and recently on the online format for three years as an ESL teacher. In that instance I taught children from age 3 to 18.
Prior I have worked with schools to set up and understand testing and taught education and early childhood classes, at the reservation college and in HeadStart programs in South Dakota.
Later I taught overseas in Germany, with Helen Doron, Kreisvochschule, [community college] Schulerhilfe,[online curriculum development] and Inlingua as well as mentored, teachers after school.
I write poetry and small novels and children's books and have a love of theater and the fine arts, as well as nature based sciences. I hope to bring the world to your child, as well as light up that heart to discover new things about our world:)
Teaching is my passion, no matter, the age of the student. Its about doing what you love, and the art of teaching, comes from that spark, that is created by connection....creating a meaningful connection for the student to feel safe to learn and grow, make mistakes in and learn. After all, its all a success as long as you try:)
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Black Hills State University - Bachelor of Science, Elementary School Teaching
Graduate Degree: Barry State Univeristy - Master of Science, Montessori Teacher Education
I enjoy, writing, arts and crafts and 3 D design. I am a lover or nature, and the outdoors, and appreciate the world around us. I love astronomy, but may not be able to help you solve the equation to slingshot around the sun:)
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization