Degrees and Certifications:
Northern Arizona University BS Social Sciences Northern Arizona University BA Secondary Education
-Trail and River Guide in the Grand Canyon - taught people about the geology, biology, ecology, and history of the area (1986-1990)
-7th Grade Social Studies at Cross Middle School - taught U.S. History and Geography from prehistoic times through Reconstruction (1991 - 2004)
- 8th Grade Social Studies at Cross Middle School - taught U.S. History and Geography from the Great Depression through modern times and Civics (2004 - 2015)
- Instructional Support Leader in the Amphitheater School District - mentored 1st and 2nd year teachers and provided staff development to schoos throughout the district
- Economics and Government teacher at CDO - taught micro- and macro-economics and Government (2017 - 2018)
Defining Moment in Education
I discovered my love for teaching while working in the Grand Canyon. Watching people get excited about what they learned and experienced as we traveled and explored made me realize that this is what I wanted to do with my life.
Core Educational Beliefs
What we learn in class today is directly related to what we will learn tomorrow and what we need to be successful in life.
Students learn at different rates. Some get it right away and some need more time - but everyone can learn and be successful.