All About Me
How I Am Gifted
I believe everyone is gifted in some way. Once you find how you are gifted, your obligation is to use that gift to better the world. I am still finding some of my gifts and am constantly asking myself, "How can I make the world a better place with this?"
I have worked at Southeast Polk Junior High for three years.
Before that I taught for 16 years at St. Pius X School in Urbandale. In both jobs I taught language arts.
Words are one of my strengths. I believe I am good at putting them together into stories, essays, etc. I am also very creative. I can paint and draw, but mostly these days, I use my creativity in my career. I try to plan lessons that will accomplish goals but also capture students' attentions. I truly care about my students and want them to not only be successful but also enjoy the time they spend in my class.
This is my personal LOGO!
The quote on this logo is by Pablo Picasso and it represents my personal motto. I also chose a dragonfly to represent my love of fantasy fiction (dragons) and because I believe they bring good luck.
HAPPY - Pharrell Williams (feat. Minions) | 2014 Official [HQ]
Room for Improvement
I am often forgetful and I lose items because I forget where I placed them. I have tried to put into place some helpful organizational systems to help me cope such as a tray where all missing work is turned in. A second struggle is time management. I sometimes get sidetracked doing things I enjoy and don't leave enough time to get necessities completed. I try to account for this by making lists and lists and lists of things I need to accomplish and then prioritize them.