Being the product of educators that were willing to give of themselves to help me believe in myself. So, my 40 years of of being an educator, I believe that Empathy and structure are the true strengths of building great relationship with students and their families. I must let the students understand that making mistakes is a part of life but being willing to correct the mistakes is rewarding.
The students in the past 40 years have become accomplished in many ways, some are attorneys, business owners, writers, musicians, educators. public servants, and some have become great parents. The joy is when they tell me; Thanks for believing in me. I tell them, together we made everything work. I am the product of private and public education with my college life attending William Penn College, a Quaker institution. Once, again I had educators that believed I could accomplish and be a successful teacher. I was given the guidance to be activity with the students at the high school, I student taught at and I maintain contact with them as well.
1st Degree is a Bachelor of Arts- Secondary Education-Social Science & Sociology, minor in Theater. 2nd Degree- Master of Arts- Special Education, Behavioral and Emotional Disturbance, University of Missouri-Kansas City. I'm working on ED.D. in Leadership and Innovation, St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, Florida, pending.
History and geography and I can help with reading issues.
I love American History, first, and 2nd choice-Geography. I love travel back in time and searching for the answers to the question, WHY. Geography, I just love the idea of students thinking of venturing to other areas to see the beauty of the world, but I also want them to begin with their home state and then visit the states around before going across an ocean.
Undergraduate Degree: William Penn University - Bachelor in Arts, Sociology
Graduate Degree: University of Missouri-Kansas City - Master of Arts, Special Education
Graduate Degree: Saint Thomas University - Doctor of Education, Organizational Leadership
I love gardening & houseplant, listening to music R&B, Theater, TV programs on renovation, fun family movies, and reading a good book. The top activity spending time with my grandchildren and family.