A Bit About Me
I am the wife of a church planter, and mother to two amazing kids. We live and serve as missionaries in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. I love our often busy life in the mission field, hiking, camping, gardening, relaxing in hammocks, watching my son play soccer, and my daughter shoot archery.
My Qualifications & Experience & Method
I earned my Bachelor of Science in Education with a minor in vocal Music performance from Cumberland College (now University of Cumberlands). After graduating I worked as reading teacher and manager of a tutoring agency until I left to serve in the mission field in Turkey. Upon returning to the states I began my career as a full time teacher. Over the next 17 years I taught in public schools, private schools, and charter schools. Majority of that time I was a middle school science teacher. I also served as a field science research aid in the mountains of West Virginia in a salamander research project. I left full time teaching about 6 years ago to homeschool my children as we transitioned to life on the mission field. In that time I have been teaching some of the high school sciences at a local homeschool CoOp. I have also taught some on Outschool, a virtual learning format. As a teacher I use the MAWL method: Model, Assist, Watch, Let Go. I will model the method, assist the student, watch the student, and launch them to be independent in the skill. Students will be fully engaged through power point slides, interactive discussion, teacher and student modeling, as well as inspiration from others. I desire to instill in students an eagerness to learn and explore their curiosity about life.