Western Washington University (Elementary Education)
Kaplan University (MBA)
I have been an educator since I was three and my brother was born. I taught him everything I knew, although I doubt he paid a lot of attention in his first few months. Throughout school I admired my teachers and served as their assistants whenever I could. I volunteered in the special needs programs as early as the third grade when I began helping with swimming lessons. I ultimately became a lifeguard and taught swimming to all ages. I obtained my degree in education at Western Washington University and enjoyed the flexibility of substituting for many years. Substitute teaching allowed me to learn a wide variety of curriculum and teaching methods as I stepped into the shoes of different teachers.
I have never stopped my own education and I currently hold four degrees: BA in Elementary Education, AA in Web Authoring, AAS in Computer Science, and an MBA in Marketing. I hold a current K-8 Washington state teaching certificate with an additional endorsement in English 4-12. I completed coursework for both a Special Education endorsement and an Earth Science endorsement. I have taught all levels from pre-K to college.
As a substitute teacher I have familiarized myself with a wide variety of techniques from common core to ancient Egyptian multiplication. I personally enjoy math and find it a great way tool for planning and relaxing.
While I have a teaching endorsement in English 4-12, I served as the final proofreader for the group papers while earning my Computer Science degree and MBA.
I have substituted in all grades from pre-K to at risk high school youth. My experience extends far beyond elementary age. My first love has always been watching the light bulb come on for students when they achieve that "Ah ha!" moment.
Because we learned language by listening to others, it has always made the most sense to me to teach reading by the sounds that letters make to form words. Phonics is the heart of reading in my opinion.
I am a homeschool mom who would like to help you and your student achieve their goals. I teach based on the student's goals combined with their needs while seeking their deficits and patching gaps. I believe students want to learn. I have been an educator since I was three and my brother was born. I taught him everything I knew, although I doubt he paid a lot of attention in his first few months. Throughout school I admired my teachers and served as their assistants whenever I could. I volunteered in the special needs programs as early as the third grade when I began helping
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