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University of Washington
University of Washinton (MEd)
University of Washington (PhD)
I've been an educator for more than 40 years. I've taught young children in preschool and graduate students in doctoral programs. I taught elementary school for seven years, was on the faculty at Antioch University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and George Mason University where I taught undergraduate and graduate students who were teachers, aspiring teachers, or teacher educators. For many years I taught adolescents in programs like Upward Bound, summer school, and summer work training programs. I've also taught seniors in drama and computer skills.
I am a creative writer and academic writer and researcher. I am also a performer. The many branches of written and oral language is where I can offer a breadth of knowledge and instruction--in writing, speaking, reading, and computer programs, such as Word and Power Point, that facilitate communication. I believe that learning should be a lifelong goal, and so I make sure that laughter and joy, curiosity, discussion, and discovery are a part of the learning experience. I strive to make learning applicable and creative so that it makes sense to the learner in a way that can be retained, rather than forgotten after the test.
I've been an educator for more than 40 years. I've taught young children in preschool and graduate students in doctoral programs. I taught elementary school for seven years, was on the faculty at Antioch University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and George Mason
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I have a BA in elementary ed; an M.Ed in Educ Communications and Technology; a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. I taught elementary Ed for 7 years, and taught teachers for 20 years.
I taught phonics as a part of teaching reading skills in my classroom of 1-3rd graders. I studied phonics as a part of my BA in elementary education. I also studied phonics as a part of my training in public speaking and diction in drama.