Teaching Experience: I have been teaching since 1989. During a portion of this time I taught in the Nampa School District. While in Nampa, I taught first and fifth grades at Centennial Elementary School. Then, I transferred to Central Elementary School to teach sixth grade. Following this experience I moved to West Middle School to teach seventh and eighth grades. When teaching seventh grade I taught Earth Science and Math. As an eighth grade teacher I was a reading specialist in the bi-lingual lab. In 1998 I moved to Upstate New York where I taught Art to the junior high students, Studio Art to high school learners and one class of art to self-contained students with special needs.
Education Philosophy: It is my firm belief that all people can learn that it is my obligation to discover individual learning styles and develop lessons around those unique needs.
Education: B.A. College of Idaho (dual major: sociology and art) Caldwell, Idaho
N.N.U. Teacher Certification and B.A. (elementary education 1-8) Nampa, Idaho
M.A. Empire State College (Policy Studies emphasis: education policy) Saratoga Springs, NY
Long Term Goals: To remain a life-long learner
Hobbies/Interests: Foraging, hiking, reading, knitting, writing, baking, preserving food, photography