At the core, I'm an educator and a learner with a passion for the creative and innovative.
I've always loved words, and the power they hold, which led me to pursue a degree in English Education. Showing other people the power of words has always driven me and pushed me forward. It's integral to what has led me to teaching.
I absolutely adore any creative endeavors! I'm a strong supporter of arts in our schools, and think creative writing is necessary for secondary education.
Not only do I love the artistic side of creativity, but I also strongly advocate for technology-enhanced classrooms. I believe that technology is a blessing to us as learners and teachers, and should be used to its fullest advantage. Bringing technology into the classroom is what makes a fun experience become something memorable. Technology helps students to uncover their strengths and find their passions. It brings the Rainforest to a small town in Kansas and shows students how life evolves.
My goal is to be the teacher that inspires emotion. I want my students to want to learn more. I want them to want to pursue. I want them to find the things that drive them and reach for those.
I want to build their foundations for a life full of learning and growth.
University of Northern Iowa -
2014 - 2020 / B.A. in English Education
Western Iowa Tech Community College -
2012 - 2014 / Assorted Classes
Akron Westfield High School -
2010 - 2014 / High School Diploma
Supportive Seminar Leader -
2014 - 2019, The Learning Center (University of Northern Iowa)
Independently led small and large group study sessions:
Sessions include multiple diversity levels and various minority groups;
Sessions include students of all different knowledge levels.
Organized and prepared basic lesson plans and road-maps for sessions based on student need and course guidelines:
Lesson plans included multiple activities of various types;
Sessions were loose guides, content was adaptable on student need.
Collaborated with peers and faculty members;
Worked with spreadsheets and data to draw connections and summaries.