I graduated from Auburn University in 1990 with a B.S. in Zoology
. I passed the National Board exam for Registered Veterinary Technician in 2005. I have been a certified open water scuba diver since the age of eleven. I was a member of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. I am a member of the Southeastern Hot Herp Society.
I started my career as a laboratory technician at then Clayton State College. Over the next few years I rose to become laboratory coordinator. I was responsible for ordering all biological and chemical supplies, oversaw a staff of student assistants, instructed laboratory classes, proctored laboratory practicals. On weekends I worked at veterinary emergency clinics throughout the Atlanta metro area. I triaged patients, performed treatments and minor surgical procedures, induced and monitored anesthesia for major surgery patients, cared of overnight patients, and reviewed discharge instructions with clients when patients were released.
My mother was a school teacher. She taught me to always look at the eyes of students to make sure they understand and to have a relaxed body posture. "You're teaching not intimidating." she used to say. My father was an advertising executive on Madison Avenue in New York City. He taught me about attention spans. Commercials are placed on the quarter hours for a reason. The average attention span of a teenager/adult is between 12-15 minutes. So every fifteen minutes take a break and give a daily application of the topic, concept, subject. At the end of the session sum the teaching into a 'take home' lesson. This allows the student to answer the age old parental dinner question, "What did you learn today at school?"
My pedagogy is geared toward the student of today and the world we live. When I was a student there was no internet
. My parents bought a set of World Book Encyclopedias for me and my sister to use for school. I have learned to adapt to the Digital World and use the information. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing the proverbial light turn on above a student's head telling me they learned.
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