Philosophy of Education:
Learning is done best in a culturally sensitive environment emphasizing interactive, hands-on learning, differentiated instruction, and parent and community involvement. Students bring a wealth of knowledge and backgrounds to the classroom, as well as various learning styles. It is my job to create a classroom that is focused on student centered learning that meets the needs of ALL students. Through collaboration between school staff, parents, and the community, we can create a familiar environment of success for our students which leads to higher learning!
Years of Service:
Woods School: 2 years
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Majors: Elementary Education & History
What parents can expect this year in class:
Both History/Geography and Science students alike will be actively engaged in several approaches to learning. All Social Studies and Science classes at the middle school level are taught with a multi-faceted approach, including:
Texts and Papers—investigating and questioning primary & secondary sources to gain factual knowledge
Student-created Maps—a hands-on approach to investigating the globe
Stories and Journalism—for human interest and to employ analysis and critical thinking
Visuals—interactive displays, powerpoints, videos, and movies for enhancement and reinforcement
Interactive activities—enacting historical events, projects, simulations, creating models, etc.