Master of Arts in Teaching
- I believe in creating a positive and safe environment that allows all students to succeed.
- My strong interpersonal skills promote deep relationships that allow me to become familiar with students’ varying needs, this in turn allows me to differentiate between students and establish such an environment.
- Being enthusiastic and having a joy for teaching inspires me to create unique lesson plans that apply towards all learning styles.
- My classroom management techniques help these elements to work together to establish the best learning environment to set students up for success!
- Portland State University, BS 2002 (psychology)
- Willamette University, MAT 2012
Teacher Research Topic
My teacher inquiry project is based on how to promote positive peer relationships through a variety of classroom management techniques, and class activities.
- Pratum Elementary School, 1st-2nd grade, multiple subjects, January 2012 – June 2012
- Silver Crest Elementary School, Silverton, Oregon, 4th grade, social science pollution unit, October 2011 – December 2011
Other Classroom / Youth Experience
- Before-and-after school director: Candalaria Elementary School, Salem, Oregon, September 2009 – July 2010
- Assistant teacher: The Lollipop Tree, July 2004 – January 2007
- Volunteer: The Boys and Girls Club, Salem, Oregon, and Friends of the Children, Portland, Oregon
- Volunteer: coached track for Salem Track Club (one season)
Student Teaching Supervisor
- Sandra Buchheit, Pratum Elementary School, Salem, Oregon
- Dan Feller, Silver Crest Elementary School, Silverton, Oregon
- Jennifer Roberts, PhD, Willamette University, firstname.lastname@example.org