Abilene Christian University (Elementary Education)
Cambridge College (MEd)
I am a seasoned educator with a passion for learning! I have 22 years of experience in the field of Education, serving in roles such as elementary teacher, elementary Assistant Principal, Elementary Principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction. I earned my BS Ed in Elementary Education with a specialization in Reading from Abilene Christian University. In 2003, I received my Master's Degree in Education, Integrated Studies, from Cambridge College's National Institute for Teaching Excellence. I have experience in meeting a variety of learning needs in the regular classroom, as well as working with high-achieving students in the area of reading. My expectations for students are high, yet reasonable. My unique ability to relate to children allows me to develop a relationship of mutual respect.
Others in the field of Education, as well as business professionals, have publicly recognized my accomplishments as a outstanding educator. I was awarded Teacher of the Year in 1995, for the Texas Christian Schools' Association, and the 2008 ING Unsung Heroes Award for my innovative ideas for unique school programs.
I have a natural love for reading, as well as the English language. I have received much formal training in the area of reading. Not only did I specialize in Reading in undergraduate school, but I also completed a 2-week Language Enrichment course at the Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, established in 1980, for students struggling in reading. I taught 4th grade grammar for 11 years, and my students averaged 11th grade level on their nationally-normed test in Language. I taught an advanced 5th grade reading course for 8 years and my students always performed above grade-level, some scoring in the Post High School range.
If you would like for your child to gain additional support and confidence in the area of elementary Language Arts, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you! I am a seasoned educator with a passion for learning! I have 22 years of experience in the field of Education, serving in roles such as elementary teacher, elementary Assistant Principal, Elementary Principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction. I earned my BS Ed in Elementary Education with a specialization in Reading from Abilene