Degrees and Certifications:
This year marks my 16th year at Desert Mountain. I have been teaching for a total of 20 years. I have taught kindergarten, second grade, and third grade. I received my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix in 2007.
This year I will push my students to have a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset. Kids with a growth mindset believe their abilities can improve over time. It is the way we face challenges and setbacks. I will teach students about the brain, encourage a growth mindset, and praise the process. My goal is also for my students to be confident in and find relevance in what they are learning. I want my students to have a thirst for learning!
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy being outdoors especially camping and riding the trails in my Polaris RZR. I love working out at the gym and watching movies.
I look forward to a fantastic school year!
Please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone. I look forward to our year together!