Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. History and Secondary Education M.Ed. Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment M.Ed. Educational Administration Principal Certification Gifted & ESL Endorsed
2019 - 2020 will be my 24th year of teaching! I started my career off in Spearfish, South Dakota and have spent the last twenty-three years in Phoenix. In undergraduate school, I majored in Secondary Education and History, with a minor in Middle School.
Once I moved to Phoenix, I completed a Master's degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. As time went on, I decided to get another Master's degree in Administration from Grand Canyon University. Although I am certified to be a principal, I absolutely love the classroom and cannot imagine leaving!
In addition, I have a full Gifted Endorsement, as well as a full English Second Language Endorsement (21 college credits). Per the state of Arizona, I am certified to teach: High School English & History, Middle School Language Arts & Social Studies, Gifted & ELD.
I will only use the wesbite calendar to post a broad overview of the curriculum that we will be covering in class. Please make a parent canvas account (super easy) and you can access that calendar for daily events. Also, you can check out the current "module" we are studying (including the videos, notes, and assessments that we take). Good luck!
Parents/Guardians - When you check grades, please note that often times I leave "comments" on certain assignments; Sometimes they are encouraging notes and sometimes explaining why the grade may be low. All you have to do is open an assignment grade that is blue and underlined. This is a quick and efficient way to open our lines of parent/teacher communication. Students can also see the "comments" that I have made. Example -- Assignment Notification