Kind and compassionate teacher dedicated to creating an atmosphere that is stimulating and encouraging to all students. Strives to create a positive, safe, caring environment where all students are motivated to learn. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships with students, parents and teachers.
MO Teaching Certificate with Early Childhood Education endorsement
Flexible and adaptive
Calm under pressure
Strong interpersonal skills
Preschool Music TeacherAug 2014 to May 2017 Pleasant Valley Baptist Church － Liberty, MOPlanned and implemented a wide range of music experiences and opportunities for students ages 3, 4 and 5. Explored a variety of genres and instruments. Planned, practiced and led the students in a 30 minute music program for parents and families.
Substitute TeacherJan 1999 to Jan 2005 Liberty Public Schools & North Kansas City Schools － Liberty & Kansas City, MOFollowed the primary teacher's plans and implemented classroom management. When necessary added extra activities or games to keep the students engaged and active.
Piano InstructorJan 1999 to Current Self-employed － Liberty, MOTeach piano lessons in my home to beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Plan and help the students prepare 2 pieces for the Winter and Spring Recital.
2nd grade TeacherAug 1997 to Jun 1999 Maplewood Elementary School/North Kansas City District － Kansas City, MO
Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.
Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.
Set and communicated ground rules for the classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science, Elementary & Early Childhood Education1997William Jewell College － Liberty, MO, USA
Course work in Early Childhood Development, Child Psychology and Education
Spent a few weeks in England doing field work in the primary schools.
Received a full-ride, 4 year scholarship for students majoring in education.
Recipient of the Marion Greene Scholarship for outstanding sophomores majoring in education.
Vocal and piano playing training in all school levels, including college.
Certified in early childhood and elementary education (Pre-k-6) in Missouri (currently certificate is expired. Will be working this school year to get it renewed)