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Fresno Pacific University (Liberal Studies)
St. Martin's University (Other)
Lindenwood University (Master's)
I have 13 years experience as a classroom teacher, 12 of which were in the Middle School Setting. I taught one year for the state of Missouri Division of Youth Services. My certifications are 5-9 Science, 5-9 Social Sciences, 9-12 Biology, and 9-12 Social Studies.
I truly enjoy working with students and helping them discover their own potential.
I am certified to teach general sciences and biology.
My under graduate degree was is Liberal Studies, which is the required line of study for elementary education.
I am certified to teach Social Studies.
I have been cooking for over 30 years and can make just about recipe. In cooking, I incorporate math (doubling or halving recipes, shopping lists, etch.) and science (chemical reactions vs. physical reactions, food pyramid, nutritional facts, etc.)
I relate very well with students, I'm creative, easy-going and like to use humor when appropriate as a means to help students retain information. At the same time, I am detail oriented and one who follows the rules. The vast majority of my students love that I'm "not like other teachers" and that I "make learning fun". I have 13 years experience as a classroom teacher, 12 of which were in the Middle School Setting. I taught one year for the state of Missouri Division of Youth Services. My certifications are 5-9 Science, 5-9 Social Sciences, 9-12 … Read more
I have been cooking for over 30 years. Even though my experience allows me to creatively deviate from a recipe, I have been trained to follow a recipe exactly and will pass both techniques on to my students. I believe it is important to provide the basic understanding of cooking methods, and then teach how recipes can be altered and improved upon. Also, being certified to teach science I can incorporate those aspects, after all a recipe is simply a scientific experiment and changing variables results in different outcomes.
I have 13 years of teaching experience in the public school setting. My niece home schools her children and often seeks my input and advice on methods, topics, and techniques. Being certified to teach science and social studies at the Middle and High school level, I am capable of assisting home school parents who feel less qualified covering core subjects at the secondary level.