|Position:||5th Grade Social Studies|
Hello 5th Grade Families! Welcome to my classroom website!
My Education and Professional Background
I was a Fire-Fighter in the Air Force from 1985-1989, earned a Radio/Television/Film degree in San Antonio and started a radio career from 1990-1997, working at Magic 105 and KISS FM in Texas and finally KNIX here in Phoenix. I earned my BA in Education at ASU, and my MA in Education at NAU! I have been teaching since 1998 starting in Kyrene, moving to Horizon Community Learning Center, opened ASU Preparatory Academy, became an Education Program Director and full-time faculty for University of Phoenix and am now here at Conley... a place I taught my first year as a long term sub!
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that for students to learn effectively they must engage within a safe learning environment where any newly learned skills can be applied for greater engagement, understanding, and retention. I hope to provide opportunities for all my students to show off their specific talents, skills, and intelligences to aid in their learning process. I believe in a more child-centered approach with the teacher as a facilitator of the learning process. Students must own their own learning and come to class curious and motivated to satisfy those curiosities!
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