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Diploma-Washington Senior High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1980
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education-University of Northern Iowa, 1984
Unified Early Childhood Endorsement-Drake University, 1989
Masters in Early Childhood-Drake University, 2006
Kagan Collaborative Learning Structures
Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Level 1-3 and CGI Conference
For the past 15 years I have been happily teaching Kindergarten at Woodlawn and Samuelson. Prior to that I had various Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade teaching experiences and provided child care in my home while my two children were young. The year 2015-16 will be my first year at Stowe and I am excited to continue teaching Kindergarten and part of International Bachelorette and Responsive Classroom.
My hopes and dreams for my students are that they will be aware of their goals and that each accomplishment of any size will motivate them to strive for more knowledge. Also that they will pay attention to their own feelings and the feelings of others. I'd like them to know what they have learned, are learning, and will learn. I'd like students to feel connected, comfortable, confident, and safe each day. I am optimistic that the pride and joy of learning will be infectious in our classroom.
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B.S. in Elementary Education-Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA.
IB-Collaboration & Planning
Responsive Classroom Overview
Responsive Classroom 1
Responsive Classroom Advanced Course
Responsive Classroom Responding to Misbehavior
National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA) Member
CGI, level 1, 2 & CGI National Conference
I have been with DMPS for 4 years.
I taught for one year, full-time at a private school here in Des Moines after college. Over the years, while our 3 kids were little I was at home, I was a frequent substitute teacher in Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Ankeny, Southeast Polk and Des Moines school districts. In the fall of 2011, I started teaching full-time for DMPS at Stowe.
My hope and dream for my students is for my students to be caring, open-minded and respectful, and inquiring learners who strive to learn about each other, academics and the world around them!