Dedicated education professional willing to go the distance for student and school community success. While I have a professional license to teach Biology and related life sciences at the middle and high school level along with a Masters Degree in the Art of Teaching (Belmont University, 2015), I aspire to reach students on a deeper, more foundational level. My passion to positively impact the lives of those around me is apparent in the leadership and service that I have demonstrated for the vast majority of my adolescent and adult life. I believe that the Doctorate of Education program with a focus on Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement from Middle Tennessee State University will afford me the skills and opportunities to better myself, my school, and my entire community. My ideal position to obtain after earning this degree would likely be in administration that designs and oversees areas of academic skills progression, student assessment, and meeting the needs of students with diverse skills and abilities.
Strategic Planning Committee; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Subcommittee (2020-Current)
Honor Council Sponsor (2019-Current)
Handbook Review Committee (2018)
Best Buddies Promoter Chapter Sponsor (2018-Current)
Gaming Olympics Club Sponsor (2016-Current)
Kappa Delta Pi (2015)
Volunteer at Walden's Puddle (2014)
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant; Field Ornithology (2012)
Eckerd College Pet Council (2010-2013)
Graduating Class Science Award Recipient (2009)
National Honors Society (2005-2009)
High School Football (2005-2008)
Boy Scouts of America (2002-2008)
To me, running is a tremendously centering activity that I try and partake in at least two to three times a week, no matter the distance or duration.
After my experience in undergrad as a TA for the Field Ornithology course, I have had an absolute fascination with birds. I grew up with my mother and maternal grandmother sharing a common bond over their feathered backyard guests.
With the breaks we have in a typical school year, I frequently take time to build utilitarian structures in a makeshift "shop" in my garage. The crafting process is fun and gives me a creative outlet during the "down times" of the typical school year.
I care for turtles, snakes, lizards, and fish in the BGA science department (as well as other exotic species at home) to enrich student's life science curricula. Providing the perfect environmental conditions and mixture of treatment for each animal to thrive brings me sincere joy.
True crime, science fiction, fantasy, and psychological thrillers will keep me turning pages time and time again.
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