I currently live in Reno, Nevada. 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. ED471x, ED571x
Propel student learning by using play-based STEM lessons to create an inquiry-based science classroom environment. Implement lessons which include magnets, gears, whiffle balls, a tin can band, simple machines, plants, funnels, sensory tubs, paint, and more to meet preschool and early childhood science standards! Life science, physical science, earth science, and space science will all be covered in the easy to use, engaging, and teacher friendly text.
Course No. MA400n, MA500n
This course meets OSPI's STEM requirements.
In this exciting preschool math course, you will learn how to teach activity centered, basic math concepts that meet national standards for early childhood students. Your students will find that math is fun through engaging activities in the areas of numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability. You will walk away with classroom tools and resources that will keep your students absorbed.
Course No. ED461q, ED561q
Every early childhood classroom has challenging students. Learn new and easy strategies for managing power struggles, disrupting, bullying, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders and more. Your students can learn to problem solve, handle their emotions appropriately, and replace negative behaviors with positive ones. You can create a positive, supportive, and healthy learning environment for your early learners through the use of many simple, applicable techniques.