Dublin High, Calif.
I loved art, sewing, science, geometry, writing.
Rick's College, Idaho
Brigham Young University, Utah
BS Elementary Education
Emphasis in Geography
Early Childhood Endorsement
Cal Poly Pomona, Calif
Emphasis in reading
25 years teaching full time in UT, CA and AZ
I have taught every grade in K-8.
10 years of providing daycare/ pre-school/ home school/tutoring/foster care in my home.
7 years Cub Scout Den Leader/Cub Master
4 years serving in church women's organization
Member of Association of American Educators
Some of the strategies and methods I use
Sandra Kaplan's icons of depth and complexity
Creative Problem Solving
DeBono's six thinking hats
A little about me:
I love to read historical fiction because it is an easy way to learn about the world and people. I have lived in ten states and have visited all but Alaska and five southern states. I don't know when I will get there, but I plan to. I have been to Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and 17 European countries. I want to go to China and Israel...but I lack money and courage. I have 4 children between ages 24 and 32. I have a mini female dachshund my boys named Moose. I love to swim, boat and hike and watch/help my children make their way through life. I am a grandma to a beautiful baby girl!
I love fifth graders and the curriculum for this age. I believe in providing opportunities for children to learn skills and search for knowledge. The world is full of interesting things waiting to be found.