I am a graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton and Texas A & M Commerce. I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (UNT) with a minor in English. My Masters of Science (A & M) was in education administration. I'm recently retired after 31 years in what was for me, the BEST experience I could have ever imagined. I'm ESL certified and have four years working with students directly from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. There was no curriculum at that time for ESL, so the first months and years were focused on teaching survival English including researching and writing curriculum that would meet those needs. I'm "grandfathered" certified in Gifted and Talented and have 18 years teaching in the areas of reading and math, K- 5. My favorite areas to tutor are subjects within the English Language Arts genre. My passion lies with reading and writing. I believe those subjects can take my students anywhere. My last nine years, I was a curriculum specialist researching and writing online curriculum including district benchmarks and assessments, monitoring and mentoring teachers, and modeling current teaching practices for them.
In my opinion, education at all levels is the key to improving your quality of life and opening up a world of opportunities. My charge for 31 years was to provide that for numerous students and it continues today.
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Texas - Bachelor of Science, Education
Making and preserving memories is our family mantra and scrap booking is one way I accomplish that. We have a five year old grand blessing and every year I scrapbook her journey. I include a handwritten letter to her where I include memories from the past year; what she loved, what she learned, personality traits, etc. I include my favorites from the year, as well. I truly enjoy taking pictures or having photo shoots to remember special times. I have a collage wall in my home that I constantly update and change out to display our current life. Both scrap booking and photography allow me to have a physical keepsake of the year past, the struggles, and the victories.
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension