Not only am I well traveled within the United States, but I have also done extensive research in the background of American History. I am an unofficial Lincoln historian, and have visited many historical sites such as presidents' homes, Civil War battlefields, the Oregon Trail, Lewis and Clark Trail, and Mission Trail.
I worked with Autistic and Aspergers Syndrome students while teaching in Charles County Unified School District. This was in 2002-2003, in the Special Ed program. I taught these students at the middle school level.
Minored in Bible with 30 units from Biola University, graduated 1984.
For the past seven years, I have taught as a Library Media Specialist in K-8 schools in Oregon and Arizona. I have taught literature classics and promoted AR reading with all of my students.
Current AZ teaching credential K-8.
I have taught ESL students in Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington.
I have choral and music theory units on my college transcripts. I toured with the Biola Chorale for four years in Europe, Canada, and the United States. I have also cut albums and done studio work vocally.
I have traveled to five European countries, five Canadian provinces, and thirty-eight states. I have taught map units and geography to my K-8 students.
I have taught Macintosh computer systems and software to K-8 students in Beaverton School District, Oregon and Gilbert School District in Gilbert, AZ. I also have an iMac that I use at home!
I have a strong background in phonics and have taught several different phonics based curriculum to my K-8 students: Abeka, SRA Rewards, Headsprout, etc.
I have played the piano since I was seven. I have piano units on my college transcripts. I have also taught piano for two years to elementary students.
For the past seven years, I have taught K-8 library in Arizona and Oregon. I have ordered thousands of library books, attended wonderful author workshops and seminars, hosted many successful book fairs, and maintained the AR reading database at my elementary schools.
I co-chaired our annual spelling bee at our elementary school.
I have traveled to five European countries and visited many important places in Germany, Austria, Holland, Denmark, and Norway. I have written and taught curriculum about the Holocaust, WW II, etc.