I am a graduate of the University of Central Missouri, where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Accounting emphasis. After working in the accounting field, I went on to pursue a career in education. I graduated with a Master of Arts in Elementary Teacher Education and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, and a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Western Governors University. Upon receiving my teaching credentials, I became an elementary teacher and literacy coach and then was promoted to become an elementary principal. I also obtained certification as a K-12 special education teacher and worked as a special education director and teacher.
Throughout my career, I have tutored all subject areas in grades K-6 as well as reading, writing, and math in grades 7-8. As an avid reader and writer, I am most passionate about tutoring reading and writing. I love watching students grow as readers building a lifelong passion for reading, and the natural progression in their writing. I also enjoy teaching math and helping students build number sense and confidence in their mathematical abilities.
As a passionate educator, I strive to share that passion for learning with students and fellow adult learners. Helping students understand how the learning applies to real life and discovering connections between topics is inspiring and motivates the heart and mind to learn even more. Building learning relationships with students is always gratifying. I enjoy learning as much from my students as they hopefully do from me!
Undergraduate Degree: Missouri State University-Springfield - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Management
Graduate Degree: University of Phoenix-Online Campus - Master of Arts, Elementary School Teaching
Graduate Degree: Western Governors University - Master of Science, Educational Administration
I love to read and write, watch movies as well as professional football, travel and explore nature, and cook new recipes to try out.
Elementary Reading and Phonics Class
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Social Studies
Middle School Writing