All students are capable of learning, and educators must adapt and differentiate teaching strategies, so students are able to have academic success. I also believe the use of technology is now a key component to education. Finally, I think the role of a teacher has now become one of a facilitator to learning, thinking, and acquiring knowledge, rather than one of just instructing and dispensing information.
I earned a Specialist degree in Education Leadership at State University of West Georgia in 2001. I also earned a Masters degree in Education Leadership at Lehigh University in 1989. I earned a Bachelors degree in Sociology, with a minor in Education, from Princeton University in 1986.
I have been teaching since 1991. I have taught in both urban and suburban settings. I have taught very challenging students with special needs, both physical and psychological. I have also taught students with low reading skills and attention disorders.
I have been a head and assistant varsity high school football and track coach for 22 years. I have also coached wrestling for eight years.