My view of education is based on a simple philosophy of what is best for the student. That may sound over simplified, but with that as my guiding philosophy I have had a positive impact on thousands of students and their families. Knowing what is best for children and young adults seems to shift over the years but has always been centered on having a moral compass, expecting honesty, building a work ethic, and becoming a lifelong learner and strong citizen.
Students learn more from the actions of the adults they encounter than the subject matter they are teaching. Building relationships with students is the gateway to true teaching. Students learn to trust their teachers and administrators and it became one of my driving forces as an administrator to make sure the adults in my school realized the impact they have on students. Every person can name a teacher that had a positive impact on them and, unfortunately, most can also name a teacher who did not. It is the responsibility of all school personnel to follow the philosophy of what is best for the student.
This philosophy will guide me in any position I hold when students are involved because even if they are not in the classroom, students are always learning from
Undergraduate Degree: Defiance College - Bachelor of Science, Health and Physical Fitness
Graduate Degree: Bowling Green State University-Main Campus - Masters in Education, Health and Physical Fitness
Fitness and exercise