As I work with young readers and writers in my own classroom, I continue to search for ways to engage students with literature and the writing process: How can I help students become more confident and independent readers? How can I help students communicate effectively? How can I help students recognize the inherent value and enjoyment of reading and writing well? Because I know that other teachers ask themselves these same questions, I am passionate about my work at Fresno Pacific. The opportunity to engage with other teaching professionals is inspiring and rewarding; I hope that a collaborative sharing of ideas and strategies will enrich our teaching of reading and writing even further.
Professional Experience: Secondary and college-level teacher
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 37:4-6 ~ "Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun."
Favorite Activities: Spending time with family, reading, gardening, traveling, watching Netflix
Family Info: Married, two children, one dog
What Matters: Respect for others
What I Like About FPU: I have been teaching for FPU since 2001. I continue to appreciate the close community.