Western Illinois University (Elementary Education)
Kent State University (Master's)
An educator most of my life, I'm also an accomplished musician and an experienced public speaker. Compassionate, patient, and dedicated to my students, it is my goal to instill a love of learning and to guide students through the rocky wilderness of learning they sometimes find themselves in, or to scale a mountain to reach a new summit. Every child can learn, and learning never stops regardless of age or circumstance. With a Masters in Public Relations and Journalism, I am a well rounded individual who can take your learning where you want it to go.
I currently hold an endorsement in Language Arts and have passed the Illinois Reading Specialist exam. I currently teach Title I reading for grades K-5
I have received training in CC, have taught within it, and developed curriculum resources to supplement it
As a remedial reading teacher, a primary goal is to develop solid study skills with struggling readers.
As a Title I teacher, phonics instruction is a mandatory component of my curriculum.
Ready... Set... Let's go! What are you ready to accomplish today? An educator most of my life, I'm also an accomplished musician and an experienced public speaker. Compassionate, patient, and dedicated to my students, it is my goal to instill a love of learning and to guide students through the rocky wilderness of learning they sometimes find themselves in, or to scale a mountain to reach a new summit. Every
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I have received training through my school district in CC Standards. Additionally, prior to addition by the State of Illinois, I aligned curriculum resources and developed complex bibliographies to support CC curriculums in other states. I have taught within the CC curriculum for the last two years.
I hold a current Illinois Type 3 teaching certificate with a K-9 general education endorsement, a 5-9 Language Arts endorsement, hold Illinois soft certification in Gifted Education, and have passed the Illinois Reading Specialist exam. I am currently awaiting approval by the state for this endorsement pending review of my transcripts.
My education background includes core coursework and fieldwork in diagnosing reading challenges, differentiated instruction, and teaching instruction including phonics.
I currently hold a Masters in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations. For over 6 years, I was a presenter for Scholastic, Inc., and then for Follett. One of my primary responsibilities was providing on-site presentations to groups of educators and in-house professional development. Previous to this, I provided professional development for the teaching staff where I was the Gifted Facilitator and Coordinator.