Education should be exciting, fun and rewarding as students pursue understanding and mastery of what they are learning. Sometimes that natural enjoyment of discovery is harder to find. I like to help students rediscover what makes learning something new a delight. Internal motivation is the best helper towards success. Helping students break tasks down into the right size pieces, finding strategies that are easy to use, and coaching them through their step by step building of skills and knowledge are some of the many tools I utilize. This is true from kindergarten
through graduate school.
I currently teach at UCCS, in an Intensive English
Program for students preparing for their graduate or undergraduate studies in the Office of International affairs, and with the College of Education for courses related to linguistically diverse learners and multicultural learners.
I have a rich background in history
development and mathematics
. I bring over 20 years of teaching experience across a variety of venues, including ESL
, literacy, GED
, adult literacy, elementary, junior high, and high school. I am professionally certified with the State of Colorado in English, Social Studies
, and Linguistically Diverse Education, Kindergarten through 12th grade.
My goal as a teacher is to bring understanding of the material, and confidence to the student in his or her own abilities to learn and succeed in life.
I love the great outdoors, hiking and photography
. I have a son in college, a daughter in high school, and I am a Mormon.
8 hours notice required
Travels within 25 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80909