Auburn University at Montgomery (Elementary Education)
Troy university (Master's)
I come from a family of natural teachers. So I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a teacher. In high school I worked part time as a dance instructor. That is when I really knew what God meant for me to do with my life. What I love most about teaching is seeing my students realize their potential and the possibilities when something "clicks". In junior high school, I struggled with math. I started telling myself it was too hard and that I wasn’t smart enough to be successful in math. When I got to college I hired a tutor to help me with math. I will never forget when I realized, "I can do this!" It gave me a sense of confidence and pride in my abilities and myself. It is my mission to instill this same confidence in all of my students.
I have taught, lead, mentored, and assessed students in educational organizations locally and nationally for over twenty years. I spent thirteen years as an elementary teacher in Enterprise being awarded the Enterprise School System Elementary Teacher of the Year and the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. In 2003 I received National Board Certification in the area of Middle Childhood Generalist. Currently, I tutor students who are getting their GED. I also work with college students who are completing their student teaching.
I taught elementary math for 13 years at Harrand Creek Elementary School.
Language and grammar have always come naturally to me. My mother was an excellent language teacher and taught me grammar rules and usage from a very young age. She instilled in me a passion for reading and learning.
I am a licensed elementary teacher for 13 years. So I have a great deal of experience in working with elementary students.
As an elementary teacher I was trained as an Alabama Reading Initiative reading intervention teacher. In this role I worked solely with students who were reading below grade level. All of these students were missing key phonics and phonemic awareness concepts.
I am really excited for this opportunity to work with you! I have firsthand experience in what it feels like to overcome struggles in school. I look forward to helping each one of my students overcome their own struggles. Please contact me to learn more and to schedule our first lesson. I come from a family of natural teachers. So I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a teacher. In high school I worked part time as a dance instructor. That is when I really knew what God meant for me to do with my life. What I love most about teaching is seeing my students realize their potential and the possibilities when something
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