3rd Grade Teacher
Graduated from the University of Wyoming
BA in Elementary Education P-6 Certified
Quantumn Learning provided by Stanford in San Fransisco, CA
Six Traits in Laramie, WY
Teaching With Primary Sources by University of Colorado in Fort Collins, Colorado
Professional Learning Communities Orlando, FL
Talents Unlimited Bismarck, AR
ECET2 in Little Rock, AR
Core Knowledge in Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Engaging Elementary Investigations in Science Developing Thinkers and Problem Solvers for K-4 at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR.
Project Wild and Project Learning Tree at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR.
Empowering Writers in Arkadelphia, AR
Seven years ago I was hired by Bismarck School District. I have proven prior experience in teaching various grade levels and subject matter and I feel very fortunate to have been chosen to work in such a wonderful community. Since teaching at BES I have been chosen to be the teacher representative for the PPC, served as a mentor teacher for novice teachers, and led a committe to evaluate and improve our writing curriculum. I am currently the 3rd grade professional learning community team leader. I have been honored and recognized as Educator of the Year for Malvern/Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce for 2014 and I was also bestowed the honor of being named First Runner Up for Best Elementary Teacher for “The Best of Hot Spring Count 2015” as elected by the readers of the Malvern Daily Record. Teaching is my passion, and I believe it is a priviledge to teach the next generation of Bismarck residents the skills they will need to be successful adults!
It has been my pleasure to serve students as an elementary teacher in three different schools in two different states since I graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1996. During my years of service in Wyoming, I taught Kindergarten, was a facilitator for a Student Based Intervention Team, teacher representative to the PTA, teacher representative for the School Board Elections Committee, and mentored many novice teachers.