Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University
Master of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Postgraduate coursework on a variety of education related topics, with literacy a primary emphasis.
Background: Although I grew up in Michigan, I have lived in a number of states as well as several years in Germany. I have 21 years teaching experience, including elementary, middle, and high school. I began teaching at Challenger Middle School in1997.
Philosophy of Education: I believe that developing a strong foundation of basic skills in middle school can help students achieve confidence and academic success as they go on to high school. In addition to setting high standards for students, it's important to provide the appropriate structure and instruction to assist students in meeting those standards.