Degrees- Point Loma Nazarene University; BA in Liberal Studies, MA in Education
Credential- Multiple Subject TeachingCertifications- Mathematics, CLAD, CGI trained, GLAD strategies, GATE
Teaching History- 13 years teaching; 3rd year at SPU. Experience teaching elementary and middle school.Classroom College Focus/Adoption- Point Loma Nazarene University
Teaching Mission & Vision
I love Nelson Mandela's quote about education being the most powerful weapon in the world. I teach my students that hard work pays off; maybe not this minute, maybe not today, but someday it will. I believe that when presented with the right opportunities and equipped with the right tools, everyone can succeed at anything they want to. This is the desire and confidence I hope to impart to the students I work with.I believe there are too many students and adults who lack confidence in math. I believe that anyone can be successful in math and those who say, "I'm not a math person," are wrong. Of course we all have natural strengths and abilities, but I believe that strengths and abilities can be developed, including those relating to math. I wasn't one of the "top" math students growing up, but with hard work, the right teachers, and the right mindset, I have become an expert in math instruction.In teaching students, I realized that many teachers have little confidence in their own abilities surrounding math and if I want to make a difference in math education, I need to impact teachers, not just students. This realization led me to take a more active role in coaching and mentoring teachers in the area of mathematics.