I have been an educator for 18 years, working with students from the steppe of Kazakhstan to the bush villages of Alaska. Passionate about people, places and their cultures, I have taught Language Arts, Social Studies, Heath, Art, ELL, and even all subjects in the rural schools. While serving as a technology and effective instruction coach for my most recent school district, I was able to tap into and curate the myriad of solutions available in today's dynamic world. I spent 5 years applying the solutions to my work with my students as a Distance Learning teacher based in Seward, Alaska. Currently, my mission is to help facilitate the transition to Personalized Learning in my district. Mentoring and honoring the journeys of educators through innovative ways of thinking. Inspiration, enfranchisement and partnership form the foundation of my teaching philosophy.
Dedicated to building cultures of innovation with solution-oriented and growth-minded practices that we thrive in. The environment that students learning in should be driven and co-designed by them. Let's enfranchise learners!
Featured in Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Annual Report 2012-2013! (Full document here)
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