Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Middle Grades Education from Clayton State University M. Ed. in Middle Grades Education from University of West Georgia Ed. S. from Georgia College & State University Certified in Elementary and Middle Grades with Gifted and Reading Endorsements
I am a native of Georgia. I graduated from Clayton County Public Schools. After graduating high school I continued my education at Clayton State where I obtained my first degree in Middle Grades Education. I am committed to being a lifelong learner and continued my education at University of West Georgia and Georgia College and State University, where I obtained a Specialist Degree in Middle Grades Education. As you can see Middle Grades is my passion!
My Teaching Philosophy:
In my classroom, I will create a safe and encouraging environment that fosters learning and values diversity. As a teacher I will help facilitate thinking, engage minds, encourage risk and cultivate dreams. I will provide opportunities for students to explore their talents and assist my students in the developing leadership skills. My teaching philosophy is best defined by the words of Martin Luther King, Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. In the past few month's I have also adopted the philosophy of John Dewey, If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow.