Students are more than just names on a roster, and they will not be exclusively looking for a career in my content area. In classrooms around the world are the future engineers, musicians, doctors, writers, historians, and most importantly, citizens. My role as an educator is to not only instruct in the most effective manner for my content area, but also to model and reinforce skills that transcend professions like questioning strategies, critical thinking skills, and effective communication. As a classroom teacher myself, I see the diverse needs and challenges of students, and I'm constantly searching for better ways to best serve my students. My interest in leading professional development is to share these practices that have been so effective in helping my students learn.
Professional Experience: Taught classes ranging from pre-algebra through AP Calculus
Personal Experience: Nature and music lover, community servant, and soon-to-be uncle!
Scholarly Interests: Standards-based grading, student engagement, data analytics
Honors and Awards: Outstanding Masters Student for College of Education, West Chester University 2020
Publications: Original Research Project: Perceptions of Standards-Based Grading and its Implication for Teaching and Learning
Recommended Reading: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi; Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
Favorite Bible Verse: Peter 4:10 ~ "…each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others."
Favorite Music: Alternative, jazz, classic rock
Favorite Activities: Hiking, traveling, gardening, community service, playing music
Family Info: Fiance (Alyssa)
What Matters: Being present with those you love.
Pet Peeves: WiFi issues
What I Like About FPU: Personalized, meaningful professional development at your own pace!