The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire
Teaching is a daunting career: my responsibilities in the present are innumerable; my influence on the future is monumental and my great passion is bringing excitement to students, causing them to want to learn and gain knowledge. I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, so I incorporate a wide range of modalities including, differentiation, an array of learning styles, nurturing, and life skills, I enjoy working with children and helping them reach for their dreams through their education. I believe every child should be valued and treated with respect. An education should empower a child and help him or her make a positive contribution to our world.
My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Langston University. I hold a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Oklahoma State University.
My positions and experiences include: McLain High School – Clerk, Principal’s secretary, organizing and coordinating office operations. Roosevelt Elementary – teacher, deliver instruction. Hawthorne Elementary – teacher/site base coordinator, deliver instruction, coordinate afterschool program. Phoenix Alternative Program – Principal, oversee curriculum/instruction and provide leadership. Anderson Elementary – Instructional Coach, provide individual and/or group instructional coaching and mentoring to teachers to improve classroom instruction for all learners. . Key Elementary – teacher, deliver instruction and Disney Elementary – teacher, deliver instruction, where I am currently teaching sixth grade homeroom.
I am happy to say that I have received a few awards for my skills in teaching, such as Teacher of the Year Award, Roosevelt, Teaching Excellence Award, University of Tulsa (Kumon Math), Teacher of the Year Award, Anderson Elementary, Golden Apple Award, Disney Elementary, and twice as an honored place in the Who’s Who among America’s Teachers.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my children, grandchildren, family and friends and I’m very good at shopping and frequenting tea shops!