Accomplished Christian educator with twenty plus years of providing Christ-centered learning environments. Recognized for providing engaging and energetic quality instruction focused on the development of the physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and creative side of a broad range of students. Effective communicator, administrator, and student advisor/advocate. Curious to God's design and work in each person's life.
ACSI Educator Certificate: Elementary Teacher
Elementary Education Degree
Experienced Christian Educator
Hands-On Energetic Teacher
Dedicated Follower of Christ
Children's Pastor12/2009 to 06/2016 Crossroads Christian Church – 5855 Renner Road, Shawnee KS 66217
Planned, organized and led all children's ministry activities and events to teach children the truth of God's word, equip them to apply His word in their daily living, provide real life examples of faithfulness and sacrifice, and encourage the pursuit of a lifetime of service for our Lord and Savior.
Researched, selected, adapted and ensured all curriculum to align with scripture, the goals of the Children's Ministry and the church's mission as a whole.
Studied, planned, and taught children both in large groups and small groups weekly in various activities including Sunday morning large group worship time (music, prayer and Bible teaching K-5); Wednesday after school programming-connecting 3rd through 5th graders with each other and with Christ;
and frequent other service, fellowship and
learning activities throughout the year.
Recruited, trained, scheduled, directed and shepherded approximately 75 volunteers and their involvement in the various areas of children's ministry.
Built, developed and mentored relationships with children in the children's ministry and throughout the church.
Led leadership training sessions twice yearly at church leadership meetings.
Planned, organized, prepared and facilitated all areas of week-long Vacation Bible Schools each summer.
Middle School Special Education Paraprofessional08/2008 to 05/2009 De Soto USD #232 – 35200 W. 91st Street, De Soto KS 66018
Followed the direction and counsel of lead Special Education Teachers to meet state standards in the instruction of children qualified for special services.
Instructed small groups of children and individuals to meet the criteria of IEP special service placement. Assisted them in daily coursework, tests and projects by providing and overseeing their assigned modifications.
Built relationships with students placed in special services that were assigned to my personal care. Encouraged students not only academically but emotionally as well.
Advised and worked closely with classroom teachers concerning students in my care.
Kindergarten Teacher and School Administrator08/1997 to 05/2004 Genesis Christian Academy – 204 Washington Street, Tonganoxie, KS 66086
Instrumental in working with a lawyer, school board and ministers in laying the ground work of Genesis Christian Academy.
Kindergarten teacher-7 years; Administrator-4 years; Preschool Director-6 years, Music Teacher and Musical Leader-5 years; physical education teacher-1 year.
Closely worked with school board and ministers in all aspects of private school functions: writing policies and handbook materials; incorporating classroom management techniques and policies; staff hiring/firing, development and evaluations; student and volunteer recruitment; family relations; curriculum research, purchasing and development; evaluating staff; certifying teachers and administering SAT tests for educational accountability; community relations; ensuring Biblically sound teaching in the classrooms, school, and curriculum; advising yearly in the budget process; overseeing all school purchasing; maintaining the day-to-day functions of the school.
Third Grade Teacher08/1988 to 12/1991 San Antonio Independent School District – 141 Lavaca Street, San Antonio, Texas 78210
Instructed third grade students in all classroom core areas.
San Antonio Independent School District Mathematics Module Instructor-Fall 1990 to Spring 1992: Math Manipulative Module, Geometry Module, and Metrics Module. Instructed district teachers during in-service times, weekend seminars, and summer enhancement.
Rated "Exceeds Expectations" in all teaching evaluations.
Bachelor of Science: Elementary EducationKansas State University-
KS 66506Emphasis in Education in Mathematics
Liberal Arts and Bible Course Work: General StudiesMilligan College-