As an educator, I believe that every student is entitled to a quality education that enables the student to meet their full potential. Students should be free to ask questions, express opinions and learn in the environment that is best suited to their individual style and capability.
I will work hard to give the students the proper instruction, provide the needed tools and demonstrate the skills needed to succeed in their educational journey. I believe that every child has the capability of learning and developing a life-long love of that learning.
I went to a Christian School and graduated in 1987 as salutatorian. I attended the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in 1993. Subsequently, I went back to college and earned my Master of Education Degree from Grand Canyon University. I graduated with a 4.0 (A average).
Through my education I learned that not all classes and subject areas are easy; everyone has strengths and weaknesses when it comes to learning, just as I did throughout my education.
I taught full time at Kanawha County Schools in WV; 6th grade math was the area I taught. I also taught online classes for 3 years with the Learning Lamp located in Johnstown, Pa. I have been a substitute teacher, tutor, credit recovery teacher and instructional aide as well. I have been in the education field since 2006.
In high school, I played volleyball, was on the yearbook staff and participated with the Bible quiz team. In undergraduate school, I was a member of the Geology Club. I did not participate in any other extra curricular activities in graduate school or while working as a substitute.