Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. History and Secondary Education M.Ed. Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment M.Ed. Educational Administration Principal Certification Gifted & ESL Endorsed My Schedule 1st Period - Psychology 2nd Period - Sociology 5th Period - American History 6th Period - American History 7th Period - American Hisotory
2020 - 2021 will be my 25th 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.
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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