The act of being a teacher is the act of teaching goals such as: being lifelong learners, being able to problem-solve and look at things differently; being able to work independently; being able to speak well, write well, read well and work well with numbers. My teaching approach is assisting a student in discovering who they are and to give them the tools with which to use to gain an understanding of the concepts that are presented to them. I teach to the needs of each student so that all learners can feel capable and successful. I present curriculum that involves the interests of the student and makes learning relevant to life.
I became a certified teacher in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis on math. In 2005 I received my Masters in Education.
I have always had a passion for teaching students through real-world experiences which are meaningful to them. Creativity, passion, courage and perseverance are the personal qualities I model to my students. I believe all students have strengths, and it has been my goal to assist students in identifying and building upon them.
I am a certified teacher in Missouri and Oklahoma and have taught adolescents and adults over the past twenty-two years. As a middle school teacher, I orchestrated activities which encouraged students' minds to remain active, to assess, to recheck an answer and to further develop an idea or a thought. I implemented the reform program MathThematics and saw a tremendous increase in the number of students scoring in the Advanced and Proficient levels on the Missouri state assessment.
I have taught and counseled adults on how to obtain their GED and to seek employment. I have been an adjunct professor at Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri; an adjunct professor at Platt College in
Moore, Oklahoma and in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; also an adjunct professor at OCCC in
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
7125 NW 117th Terrace
Oklahoma City, OK 73162
Bachelor of Science Degree in Education May 1981
Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK
Master of Science Degree in Education May 2005
Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
To deliver highly effective tutorial experiences that encourage student achievement.
Highly accomplished educator experienced in multiple education levels. Experienced in numerous academic subjects with an emphasis on all mathematics disciplines. Have demonstrated strong ability to communicate effectively with students at all levels from elementary school to college prep. A proven, self-directed instructor as evidenced by creative lesson planning and development.
Since earning teaching credentials in 1981, have taught multiple subjects and grade levels in both native Oklahoma as well as in southwest Missouri school systems. During this time raised two successful children, both of whom have completed college and graduate school. Also acted as principal caregiver for elderly family members in OK.
Mustang North Middle School, Mustang, OK August 2018 - April 2019
8th Grade Teacher, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1
Platt College, Oklahoma City, OK July 2014-November 2016
Adjunct Instructor, Algebra 1, Contemporary Math,
English Composition 1, and Strategies for Academic Success
Kenneth Cooper Middle School, Oklahoma City, OK August 2014-January 2016
7th Grade Teacher, Math and Pre-Algebra
Miami High School, Miami, OK August 2013-March 2014
High School Teacher, Algebra 1 and Geometry
Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City, OK March 2013-August 2013
SeeWorth Academy, Oklahoma City, OK August 2011-December 2011
6th, 7th, 8th Grade Teacher, Math
Crowder College, Nevada, MO August 2010-May 2011
Adjunct Instructor, College Success
Wild About Water, Webb City, MO August 2009-May 2011
Administration, Bookkeeping, tax filing,
equipment and parts inventory and ordering,
scheduling of appointments, and set up of
commercial booths for business expos
Southwest City Elementary, Southwest City, MO August 2000-May 2008
6th, 7th, 8th Grade Teacher, Family Living Journalism,
Math, Reading, and Yearbook Editor
South Middle School, Joplin, MO August 1997-September 1999
6th Grade Teacher, Language Arts/Reading and Math
Crowder College, Neosho, MO April 1995-March 1997
Adult Basic Education Instructor and Counselor
Helping adult students earn General Education Diploma (GED)
Mustang Middle School, Mustang, OK August 1981-December 1984
6th Grade Teacher, Math
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