I'm not only an educator, but I also believe myself to be a life-long learner. This is why I'm committed to engaging, cultivating and inspiring the love of learning in others.
I know education to be priceless, because once you've learned anything, no one can steal or take it away from you. It's yours to develop, transform, and expound on. To innovate, create, and even re-define.
One of the things I respect the most about educating and teaching is that all learners learn differently. I love learning and creating new ways to teach, guide, and mentor; so I enjoy the unique perspective each learner brings with them. This is another attribute that makes me a life-long learner myself. That I too can learn from my students and there is no "one size fits all approach".
It's also important that my students feel completely empowered in their abilities. So, I love to build on their learning success: tailor to their needs, help expand their prior knowledge, and support them as they dominate learning goals.
Although I completed my Bachelors of Arts degree in Speech, Communication, & Theater and Graduate work in Education Administration & Supervision; this did not stop me from teaching World and United States History, Introduction to Computer Science, Library, and implementing, designing and directing a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Summer Camp. You see, from the time I was a little girl I've always felt that I could be (learn) anything I wanted; It turns out, I could also teach anything I learn.
I've loved and participated in performance based curricula from 9 years of age, beginning with concert band as a first chair flute right up to college and present. I was a cheerleader, regular participant in communication art showcases, and during college I performed with the University of the Virgin Island's Little Theater. I also joined a traveling ensemble theater group, freelanced as a commercial and voice over actress, and local television show co-host.
Upon graduation, I formed a non-profit organization dedicated to providing performing arts education programs and events for under-privileged children. I've written and directed historical plays; and while employed as a Speech teacher I coached students for Poetry Out Loud and Shakespeare Festival competitions.
Presently, I continue to learn, read, write and educate as I look forward to creating an intricate tapestry of life-long learners with every learner engagement I'm bestowed.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of the Virgin Islands - Bachelor in Arts, Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Graduate Degree: University of the Virgin Islands - Masters in Education, Educational Administration
I am intrigued by life stories/storytelling and creating. As such..., I love: researching, history, people, art, indigenous & diverse culture. I love musicals (I often sound-craft my life); live theater, traveling, nature, and Caribbean beaches. Also: writing, dancing, planning events, motivating others, creating, and whenever I can, day dreaming.