About Teacher App
Degrees and Certifications:
BA Ed from Austin Peay University MA Ed from Baker University Educational Specialist Degree in Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University. Certifications: Gifted, Middle Grades 4-8, Science, Social Studies, ELA and Math
Welcome students and parents to our online classroom. I am excited to be teaching 8th grade all subjects to one group of students. I look forward to building relationships with my 8th graders!!
I have been teaching for over 20 years. I have spent the majority of my teaching career in middle school; teaching grades 6-8 all core subjects. ELA is one of my favorite subjects because I love reading and I recognize the value in reading daily. ELA impacts every other subject! Though ELA might be my favorite subject, I have a love of learning and a belief in the power of knowledge that was instilled in me at a young age by my dad. My hope is to convey that in my classroom through enjoyable learning experiences.
My education includes: Bachelor of Arts in Education from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee; Master’s Degree in Education from Baker University, Kansas City, Kansas; Educational Specialist in Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee. I served in the Army Reserve at a young age. My certifications include grades 4-8 all subjects, gifted, and leadership.
I am married, and my family includes two daughters ages 22 & 18, a 14-year-old son, and a 8-year-old stepson. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, exercising, spending time with my kids, and continuing my education.
As a teacher I try to be firm but fair and provide a positive learning environment where all students can succeed. Success in my class is a team effort between the teacher, parent/guardian, and the student. I look forward to getting to know each of my students and their families for a successful 2020-2021 school year!