My philosophy on education borrows from the teachings and ideas of John Dewey. Education is an experience that is shared with all students, but individual students learn in their own ways. It is very important to understand an individual student’s wants and needs in order to properly fit assignments and coursework to their own educational preferences.
I graduated as a 4.0 student and the Valedictorian of my high school (Johnson Central). I proceeded to attend the University of Kentucky and graduate with a degree in Secondary Social Studies Education, a 4.0 GPA, and the honor of Summa Cum Laude. I also attended the graduate school at UK and received a 4.0 and my Masters in Education.
I student taught at local High Schools in Kentucky. I have spend the last two years as a teacher as both a Social Studies instructor and a Dual Credit Oral Communications instructor (as part of a program with a local university).
I spent a majority of my time as a student playing basketball and participating as a member of the Academic/Quiz Bowl Team. I participated in both of these activities from grades 3 through 12. I also took part in the BETA Club, 4-H, Future Business Leaders of America, and Future Teachers of America. I am currently the assistant Academic Team coach at Johnson Central High School.
STANDARDIZED TEST RESULTS
I received a score of 34 on my ACT exam.