I base my teaching on the student. You cannot teach all students the same way. Everyone is an individual and unique. I am very patient and my number one goal is to help my student learn, feel confident and improve their skill level be it strength, flexibility, movement and acro ability. I don't really have a preference on what event I like the most when coaching.
I have coached recreational and competitive gymnastics for 46 yrs. I have ran gymnastics programs for city recreational programs and private gyms, and dance studios. I have worked with the public for 35 years, currently full time employee for a local university and coach competitive gymnasts. I have worked with J.O. and Xcel programs, beg. level to advanced.
Competed gymnastics from 1973 - 1977 in age group programs including AAU and USGF (what USAG used to be). Won many awards. Placed 6th on beam and 10th on bars in National my senior year of High School. Could only compete on those events due to injury 3 months prior. Earned full Gymnastics Scholarship to UNC-CH. Was one of their top gymnast all four years. Last three years competed only bars and beam due to torn ACL.
Coached at Lakewood YMCA in Durham 1977-1980 - part-time.
Coached for couple of weeks at Tumblebees Summer Gymnastics Camp, Ft. Lauderdale FL- 1978
Coached one week at UNC-CH Summer Camp 1982
Coached and was Gymnastics Program Director at Edison Johnson Recreation Center in Durham NC.-Also served as Durham city Recreation Dept. Gymnastics Advisor, trainer for staff and Outreach instructor to area schools teaching gymnastics to after school children. 1980-1985
Was Gymnastics Program Director and Instructor/Coach at Faulkners Dance and Gymnastics in Hillsborough, NC 1985- 1990
Was Team coach at Sport Art Gymnastics in Chapel Hill NC-1990-May 2013- Co-coached from 1990-2011, last two years was main team coach.
Co-Team coach at OC Gymnastics - June 2013-May 2019.
Coached at Flip Fest Gymnastics Camp in Crossville, TN, one week per summer, this year will be my eighth year to coach there as a paid coach.
Coach at TRIumph Gymnastics in Cary, NC- Co-team coach working with Xcel, JO level gymnasts-still currently coaching there.
Have taught private gymnastics lessons off and on through the years at the gym I was working at or at the gymnast's home (mainly tumbling_.
Education: B. A. in Studio Art- Minor in History. Graduated with High Honors, Golden Key Honor Society member, Phi Beta Kappa member.
Studied Novell Network Engineering - Earned CNE -Certified Novell Engineer.
USAG Professional Member - Safety Certified, have taken many USAG courses and back ground check passed. Have been a professional member since 1980.
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