I am a certified elementary teacher and secondary English teacher. I have graduate degrees in English and English education.
I have a wide variety of experiences working with children both in classrooms and online. I have taught high school and college composition courses. I have presented science assemblies to large groups of elementary school students. I have experience working with young children with special needs both as a substitute teacher and as a direct care professional. I also teach online ESL classes to children and adults from around the world.
I am curious, creative, cheerful, patient, and encouraging. I am curious about the world and love to read and learn. I am playful and fun but also believe in working hard and persevering through challenges.
I sincerely enjoy helping students find joy in learning. I look forward to laughing and learning with your child.
Undergraduate Degree: Point Park University - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theater Arts
Graduate Degree: University of Kansas - Master of Arts, English
Graduate Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Masters in Education, Language Arts Teacher Education
I love nature and camping. I enjoy traveling around the US and the world on my folding bicycle. I naturally enjoy reading and particularly enjoy reading travelogues and nonfiction. I play the violin, and although I have been tempted to give up on it many times, I persevere and plod on! I try to learn new languages. I would like to brush up on my French and learn Chinese. I have dabbled in painting by watercolor and knitting. There are so many wonderful hobbies to try!
Elementary School English
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Writing