Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Arizona State University in December, 1996

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri in December, 2002  

Certification in Special Reading from Missouri Western State University in May, 2010

* Documentation is on file in the administration building.

I have completed 2 years of eMINTS training.

eMINTS instructional model

What do teachers do?

  • Commit to extensive professional development and preparation time
  • Work in collaborative learning groups
  • Create and facilitate authentic learning experiences for their students, using online resources
  • Plan engaging teaching strategies and align them to curriculum so students meet district and state standards
  • Prepare and support students as they learn in cooperative groups

What do students do?

  • Direct their own learning with gentle guidance from the teacher
  • Become more responsible for completing work because they have a say in what they are working on
  • Use computers and the Internet to create a new learning environment
  • Become better learners as they devote more time to reading for information and scanning for answers, evaluating and comprehending more from a variety of information sources
  • Collaborate with peers and teachers to generate excitement about what is being learned and how it all fits together
  • Prepare themselves for the future – using 21st Century skills of problem-solving and technology literacy
* This information was taken directly from eMINTS.org