|Position:||Algebra I and Honors Geo|
I graduated from PHS in one of the first graduating classes, back when there were half the buildings we have now. I have always been in the Valley and attended Grand Canyon University as a student athlete for both my bachelor and master degrees. This is my 4th year teaching at Perry and helping coach the varsity softball team. I am also the women’s golf coach. In my spare time, I love to play in co-ed softball tournaments with my husband, hike/workout, and read a good book.
My Education and Professional Background
At Grand Canyon University, I earned a Bachelor's of Science in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics and a Master's of Science in Mental Health and Wellness.
My Educational Philosophy
Educators are the most critical tools in a student's toolbox. Even in a 21st century classroom, where students have access to answers at the click of a bottom, I should be the driving force behind their education. I believe that my role is to facilitate learning through direct and indirect instruction. It is my responsibility to monitor and adjust how each lesson is given according to the students' learning styles, academic achievement, and the medium of the content. I am responsible for creating a welcoming learning environment that invites all students to be comfortable expressing their questions and concerns, whether publicly or privately. I must guide conversations so that students learn to communicate and critically think. I will provide as many resources and opportunities for learning that I able to. My role as an educator extends far past algebra; I am shaping young minds to be good humans and do good things.
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