I am so thrilled to return to the Pathways Family! This is my third teaching at Pathways. This year I'm on a new adventure, teaching 3rd & 4th grades...I'm so excited for the year ahead.
I see that my role is to inspire students to strive for excellence, to be critical thinkers, and to prepare them for real-world experiences in a fast paced and evolving society where they need to be able to collaborate with others and adapt to an ever changing work and social environment. I do this by guiding students in lessons designed to facilitate self-discovery, cooperative learning, social interaction, and critical thinking. In my experience, students who are given the opportunity to learn through discovery and using technology have so much fun they don’t even know they are learning!
I see each child as a unique individual with their own gifts to contribute to the classroom. As the teacher, it is my job to help them recognize, discover, and develop these gifts by creating a safe environment where expectations are clear and self-expression is encouraged.
I was born and raised in a small town in Idaho where I lived on a farm and was the oldest of 5 children. I used to play "school" with my siblings and of course had to be the teacher! Here I am (a few) years later ready to share my passion with the world!
I received my undergraduate degree from Idaho State University with a BA in Social Work and minor in Psychology. I completed my multiple subject credential and my Master of Education, Special Emphasis at the University of La Verne in May 2015.