As a second career I decided to return to school and get my elementary teaching certificate. It was always a desire of mine to teach, and so I took a leap of faith and quit my full-time position as a Dental Hygienist. Because I had my BBA from SVSU I was able to go through the accelerated teacher certification program. As part of that program, I did a full year of student teaching in the Saginaw Public School District. Upon graduating in 2004, I taught for the Pinconning Area Schools for 6 years. Following that, I taught 4/5 grade for approximately 2 years at Bay City Academy in Bay City, Michigan.
My minors are math and science and I also have had many courses in teaching reading and doing assessments. I am currently working on my master's degree at SVSU, and will soon have my ZA endorsement. I have been married for 32 years and am a mother of two wonderful children, both excellent students, talented musicians and athletes. My daughter, a college graduate, now lives and teaches in Newark, NJ. My son is 16 and a busy high school sophomore. My greatest strengths are my organizational skills, nurturing personality, preparedness, creativity, and passion for teaching. I feel highly qualified to teach all subjects through the 8th grade.
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