Wilmington College (Middle-childhood EDU)
North-Central University (Master's)
As an educator for the last six years, I have been a part of great organizations that foster children’s development and growth as individuals and I am seeking to continue this type of work. I knew from an early age I was going to be a teacher, so when I graduated high school there was no question I would pursue an education degree. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in middle-childhood social studies and language arts degree from Wilmington College in 2009 and I went on to receive my Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership from North-Central University in 2014.
Currently, I am a sixth grade teacher in a rural, traditional district. We utilize our training from Columbia University in Reading and Writing Workshop within our language arts classrooms daily. I believe strongly in student-led learning where I am the facilitator most of the time, which takes guidance and practice!
In my current district, I have taught fifth-eighth grade language arts allowing me to see from a global perspective the benefits of the workshop model, and also the gaps. In addition to language arts, I also have taught fifth-seventh grade social studies utilizing History Alive! An interactive curriculum to engaged students in history. History is my true passion where I am most creative in my lessons.
Prior to working in my current district for the last four years, I started my career in inner city Columbus teaching students with disabilities. I was responsible for several students on the autism spectrum, including but not limited to; taught self-contained language arts, followed students to inclusion classes, progress monitored IEP/504 goals, created and implemented behavioral charts, and provided support to other staff. Through this experience I became trained in behavioral management of students in crisis; Applied Behavioral Analysis and Crisis Prevention Training.
In addition to teaching in the school setting, I also coach volleyball (youth-varsity) on a regular basis. I love the fundamentals of volleyball, so I tend to coach the youth ages. Also, I have been an active swim lesson instructor for the local YMCA for over five years. I believe strongly everyone should know how to swim. Teaching swim lessons allows me to enjoy the water and teaching at the same time!
For the last several years I have taught grammar, proof-reading, and public speaking skills to students that range from 10 years old to 15 years old. Grammar is something that I feel passionate about because with all the technology communication (texting), students are becoming lax about grammar. It's an important LIFE skill.
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