Dedicated and energetic teacher of eight years and Christian for life who wishes to obtain a position as Lead Guide/Teacher at Journey Academy in Grand Rapids, MI.
Named “Teacher of the Year” for the 2012-2013 school year at Ligon Gifted and Talented Magnet Middle School in Raleigh, NC.
Led the way in creating a School Expectation Matrix for Greely Middle School (current school). The matrix is used school-wide (4th-8th grade) to promote safety, responsibility, and respect among all students and staff.
Currently serve in the following leadership roles: Team Leader, Leadership Council, Teaching and Learning Team, School Climate Committee (I have also served on our Teacher Technology Team in the past).
Continue to take the lead on many positive school culture initiatives such as Secret Santa for our staff (we had to call is Secret Gift Giver in the public school system) and Valentine's card decorating and delivery to our neighbors in nursing homes (this involved 4th and 8th grade collaboration).
Continually seeking and attending Professional Development to improve as an educator.
Most importantly, continually seeking a deeper relationship with Christ. Especially this past year, I have learned to start with Him in all things and have become more involved in my church and community.
Mastered or have become proficient in the following areas (bearing in mind that I ALWAYS have areas to improve and always want feedback on how I am doing):
Served in the following roles:
Others would describe me as kind, patient, athletic, energetic, loyal, and faith-driven.
I have helped develop science curriculum, work well with youth of all ages (I have coached 3 year olds through seniors in high school in tennis), and found that I really am a "people person". I am able to connect with adults and youth, alike, in a very positive manner - which I discovered by working as a camp counselor at a Lutheran family camp in Michigan.
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