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I have been involved in the educational arena for 26 years. I have had the privilege to be an elementary and middle school teacher, charter school developer and administrator, categorical director, consultant for Harcourt School Publishers, County Office of Ed. consultant in EdTech, and Special Projects Coordinator for Fresno Pacific University.
I am currently pursuing teaching online professional development courses that empower educators to grow in their craft as well as use internet tools for effective instruction. Creating, producing, and directing educational programs for k-8 classrooms using live interactive videoconferencing.
1. The Bible: For life. 2. (right now) Instructors: The books by Judy Willis, M.D. (Learning-centered brain research to determine what information is most valid and relevant for educators.) The books by Erin Gruwell. (Dynamic young teacher who encourages others to follow in her footsteps).
I like all flavors of music. Pandora makes it easy. Christian, Gospel, Classical, Relaxing.
Time in the Word, time with family and friends, time in the Sierras, time at the Central Coast.
Kingsburg First Baptist, Kingsburg, CA
Married to my awesome husband, Bruce for 38 years. Raised three children: Holly, a former 4th grade teacher and mother of three, married to Chris. Brett, a remarkable food enthusiast and restaurant worker in Portland, OR. Kirk, an F-15 fighter pilot, married to Katie with one child.
Walking with God daily
Weeds in my yard.
Administration of programs, Curriculum, Educational Videoconferencing, online web educational tools, nutrition.
BA in Dietetics, Minor in Chemistry, Multi-subject Teaching Credential, Administration Degree, Masters in Administration.
What I Like About FPU:
I loved the classes that I have taken for my degrees in education that were cutting edge when I was an administrator. Today, I enjoy listening to FPU students. Their goals and dreams are amazing.
Discipline That Restores (DTR)
A reproducible step-by-step classroom discipline process to increase cooperation, mutual respect and responsibility in the classroom.
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"Common Sense and the Common Core"
"Days of Our Educators"
"No Need for Stress When Moving Up the Pay Scale! "
"The classes I've taken through Fresno Pacific have been some of the most engaging, educational, and satisfying classes I've ever had the pleasure to take."
Fostering Student Academic Achievement
Art For All
(Jill Gomas Faison)
Mathematics Teaching & Learning
EdBytes: Common Sense & the Common Core
Classroom Control with Music
Allegory Elementary School
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