Teaching and learning have been the focus and passion of my career. From teaching middle school and high school and guiding professional curriculum in-services, I have gathered instructional strategies for teachable moments in the classroom. I want to provide teachers with relevant and timely instructional resources that can be applied in your classroom. I believe in seizing the time to share vibrant engaging lessons, scaffold learning, and creating learning experiences for your curricular content. My courses provide the opportunity to apply research-based, high-yield Instructional Strategies to Inspire Learning, a focus on the Achievement Gap: Teacher’s Role, and Essential Strategies to promote Achieving in English Language Arts. I look forward to working with you online.
Professional Experience: High school and Middle School teacher, (Inclusive classroom and Early to College high school), Teacher Team Leader, Mentor Teacher, Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator, Grant writer.
Personal Experience: Travels to Asia and Europe
Scholarly Interests: Educational Research
Honors and Awards: Outstanding Administrator California; CA Department of Education, Outstanding Administrator’s Award, Home Economics Careers and Technology Education Programs
Recommended Reading: Jennifer Rothschild, Walking By Faith
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28 ~ "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Favorite Music: Classics
Favorite Activities: Spend time with family and friends, travel, attend baseball, basketball, and football games
Family Info: My husband and I have two grown children and one grandchild
What I Like About FPU: Teaching at Fresno Pacific University provides the opportunity to support teachers as they minister and teach in the classroom.