I earned my bachelor's degree in K-12 special education and my master's degree in educational neuroscience, as well as a Certificate in E-Learning and Adult Learning. I am Orton Gillingham trained.
For over twenty years, I have served as a K-12 teacher and learning specialist. I'm currently a university instructor. Specialties: e-learning, ESL, ELL, K-12 education, learning and reading disabilities, writing, adult learning, conversational English, study skills, and executive functioning.
I offer students of all ages learner-centered experiences with active participant involvement and the support to effectively make use of what is learned. I believe that each learner is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to learn. It is my desire as an instructor to help learners meet their fullest potential by creating an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Loyola University-Chicago - Bachelor of Science, Special Education
Graduate Degree: DePaul University - Master of Arts, Neuroscience
I am a life-long learner who enjoys traveling, playing the piano, learning new languages, and watching movies with my family.
Certified Reading Intervention
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
Middle School Writing
Orton Gillingham Reading
Study Skills and Organization