I currently live in Maryville, Illinois. I am a native to the Pacific Northwest and grew up in Madras, Oregon. I graduated from Western Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. During my undergraduate studies, I studied abroad in Macerata, Italy and traveled to several Western European countries. I have a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Willamette University.
I have experience teaching various grade levels in both public and private schools. The majority of my experience comes from teaching at the elementary level, specifically fourth and fifth grade. I also have experience with preschool and middle school students.
Upon starting a new position in the private sector in the Kansas City area, I was assigned the task of creating and managing a resource room. I taught students ranging in grades from Kindergarten to eighth grade, as well as both learning disabled and gifted students. I am genuinely passionate about education and enjoy finding the creativity potential in every subject.
Course No. MA400n, MA500n
Course No. ED461q, ED561q
Course No. ED448x, ED548x
Help your students meet social studies and literacy standards with picture books. Explore cultural diversity and unity, continuity and change, global connections, government, history, and much more through picture books. With a focus on bringing social studies back into the elementary classroom, this course provides strategies to teach through picture books.