I believe in the Theory of Multiple Intelligence, meaning that every single individual learns in a personalized manner. Some students may understand a lesson if it were taught visually, others might learn more effectively with hands-on activities (bodily-kinesthetic). Because of this my instruction involves learning and lessons that appeal to multiple kinds of learners. I believe it is an educators task to being material to the learner, catering the material based on specific need and personal preference. Grasping of concepts becomes more concrete and learning is more effective.
i received my Bachelor’s Degree in English and Education from Oregon State University. During this time, I also studied abroad in Universidad de Cantabria as a part of my Spanish minor. I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning with Technology and am a certified teacher in Oregon.
I have worked with first-generation, at-risk, low-income high school students for three years now. I supply and administer personally developed curriculum and instruction to a caseload of over forty-five high school students between the ages of thirteen to eighteen.
I paint, draw, consider myself an amateur ornithologist, and enjoy spending time outside. I currently am working on the completion of two separate novels that I am writing in the genre of creative non-fiction.