I am a former Elementary School Teacher and Professional Coach. I also have expertise in Photography (published in Alaska Air Magazine and Seattle Times), and Photoshop.
For the past 20 years, I have been involved in the education, mentoring, and development of young minds, both in teaching and coaching swimming. I spent much of my time using teaching strategies to motivate, encourage, inspire, and cultivate positive self-esteem and belief.
I bring a life-long passion of working with young people. Through my experience, I have found that the most important and challenging part of any teaching position is to facilitate individual success. No matter what their academic ability, each student must be presented with opportunities to experience success. With the philosophy of effort over outcome, I help each student face obstacles with optimism and energy while teaching that the outcome is the goal but not the purpose. Through this teaching, students often surprise themselves with unexpected accomplishment.
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