Degrees and Certifications:
Even though I get a lot of comments about working in a middle school, I have to say this is my favorite place to be. How so? Growing students and watchig them explore the world is so fulfilling. Humans in this age group are in the process of becomming. I use the metaphor: You are a bud but what kind of flower will you be?
I've been a part of Southwest Middle School since it opened in 1995! I've taught several subjects and currently teach 7th grade English Language Arts. Language Arts includes: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Helping students be successful in school and life is very important to me.
Degrees I hold include a Masters in Special Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in both English and American Studies. Certification areas include English, English Laguage Learners, and Special Education.
Teaching, although my true passion, is not my first career. For six years I managed a telecommunications company in Kansas City and Colorado Springs, CO. Being part of the Lawrence community is very important to me, and I've volunteered in various capacities for over 20 years.