Tennessee Technological University (Business Education)
University of Saint Francis (Master's)
Western Carolina University (Master's)
I am a "Late-Bloomer" teacher to public education, although I knew I was to be a teacher when I was "knee-high to a toddler." Somehow I was seduced out of it in middle school and chose to go into business administration when I first went to college. Although I taught in private school for more than 15 years, I finally came to my senses and went back to school to become certified and licensed to teach in public schools. I find that I absolutely LOVE IT! But most importantly, the students absolutely love me! My classroom tends to be the "campus hangout" for all ages in spite of the fact that I am from the old school. I sweetly, courteously, and respectfully require students to be kind to themselves and to each other, refrain from profanity, assume appropriate morality, recognize and respect adults (especially those in authority), and be willing to learn. In fact, I love to learn from all my students. I listen and I learn! I purpose to give them what they need and can take with them to use somewhere down the path of life.
I am a "Late-Bloomer" teacher to public education, although I knew I was to be a teacher when I was "knee-high to a toddler." Somehow I was seduced out of it in middle school and chose to go into business administration when I first went to college. Although I taught in private school for more than 15 years, I finally came to my senses and went
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I am a licensed Exceptional Children's teacher with concentration in learning disabilities (k-12), mental disabilities (k-12), and general curriculum (k-12). I have also taught in two different alternative schools and two different early colleges, home bound & home school, pre-school, elementary school, middle school, and high school. I have successfully taught and interacted with students of numerous diagnoses including ADD/ADHD, the autism spectrum including Aspergers syndrome, and various others.
I successfully completed Public Speaking in college with an A average. I received the highest honor within the business community for public speaking while employed with General Electric. I'm also one of the most sought after teachers in public education to assist students with their social issues, both in the classroom and in other social functions.
I work continuously in social settings in public arena (especially in public education from pre-school to early college), in private homes, and in the community. I help establish social networks, teach social skills, especially to youth, and resolve social issues among all groups of people.
Daily I participate in the interactive side of sociology as a science that attempts to interpret the understanding of social action to arrive at a causal explanation of its course and effects. Currently my target group is among youth and their family relationships within the community.
As a psychology major with a minor in sociology, I will offer both the academic and the practical side of sociology.
I'm always willing to help those who struggle in helping themselves; in fact, I obtained a psychology degree for the sole purpose of helping others. I went on to pursue a master's degree in Special Education to continue helping those who need extra guidance in the educational arena. I now hold a BS in Business Management, an MS in psychology, graduate level licensure and certification in Exceptional Children (Special Education), and a Masters of Arts in Teaching for all grade levels up to severe and profound needs. I also teach students in Homebound and Intensive In-home Intervention settings.
I include the organizational aspect of studying, time management, and commitment as the foundation of successful study skills. Having put these and other attributes to use, I earned the status of high school class salutatorian, undergraduate college cum laude, and graduate magna cum laude. Also, I was a vocational rehab counselor for high school students whose partial responsibility was to teach students to study to be successfully independent. Currently, I am a teacher in Kindergarten through Early College and am constantly offering the fundamental methods of successful study skills.
I have B.S. degree in business management with an emphasis in accounting. I am a self and volunteer tax preparer. In addition, I am employed by Jackson Hewitt for three years as certified tax preparation specialist.