APPS & Learning Strategies
I am excited to be at Discovery Middle School and South Valley Middle School in the Liberty Public Schools! I always knew I wanted to be a middle school math teacher, it just took me longer than most to finally accomplish that dream. I have spent most of my adult life in finance, both corporate and non-profit. My undergraduate degree is in Marketing/Management (with a lot of math and accounting classes) from Park University. In 2012 I decided to finally take the plunge and go back to school to become a teacher. While in school I substitute taught in both the North Kansas City and Park Hill School Districts. I student taught in the Park Hill School District during the Spring of 2014 and I taught summer school there as well this past summer. I graduated in May 2014 with my Masters in Education - Middle School Math from Rockhurst University. I graduated with Alpha Sigma Nu and Kappa Delta Pi honors. The best decision I have ever made!
It's okay to like math!
My daughter is 16 years old and is a Junior at Park Hill High School. She enjoys playing sports, hanging out with friends, shopping and modeling. My son is 6 years old and will be in first grade. He LOVES legos, Ninja Turtles, reading and playing outside. We have a boxer named Chynna who is two years old. We adopted her from a rescue in Omaha when she was three months old.
Mistakes are proof that you are trying!
Math = Love
What I Do in My Spare Time
I am very active. I have competed in a triathlon, The Color Run, Warrior Dash, countless other 5K's and I train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I love to travel and experience new places. I enjoy listening to live music whether in a small venue or at a concert. I spend a lot of time watching my kids play sports or doing other activities.