I like to think of myself as a coach or a facilitator of learning. I have a passion for technology and incorporate it into lessons and assessments when I can. I provide students with opportunities to be in charge of their learning, discover new ideas, gain insight, and make connections.
I have been teaching 6th grade at Lineville Intermediate School since 2002.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with majors in Elementary Education (1-6) and Cross-Categorical Special Education (PreK-12) with an emphasis on learning disabilities.
I later attended Marian University where I earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Technology.
This is me with one of my favorite authors, Patricia Polacco, at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee.
I drove there Thursday, September 11, 2014 (yes, a school night!) with my mom to meet Patricia. If you ever get the chance she is amazing to listen to.
I received this questionnaire from a parent and then had several students asking about my answers…so, here they are:
Color: That’s a tough one. I often resort to black, as that is my “safe” color, but I do like bright/fun things.
Snack: Gosh…I snack on Chex Mix, almonds, granola bars, hard boiled eggs, popcorn, fruit, yogurt, really anything “snacky”. I try to snack on things that are healthy.
Dessert (cake, pie, cookies, etc.) Yes. HAHA! I love dessert. I mostly love deserts with chocolate (7 layer bars, chocolate chip cookies, etc.), but I do enjoy non-chocolate desserts as well.
Fruit Yes again. Grapes, watermelon, apples, I can’t think of a fruit I don’t like. I like bananas but only until they get brownish (I don’t like them mushy at all).
Restaurant: Some of my favorites: Plae Bistro, Grapevine Cafe, Rustique, Texas Roadhouse, Cheesecake Heaven, Koko, Smart Cow, I could go on and on…again, I’m really not picky. Mostly I like to go to eat with people I enjoy being around.
Place to go: I enjoy going to my parents’ house to walk in the woods behind their house and to our family cottage. The places I like to go usually have to do with the people I am with.
Thing to do: Camping, boating, kayaking, shopping, reading, walking.
Chocolate (milk, dark or white - with or without nuts) - Yes. :) I like them all with or without nuts!
When is your birthday? November 4th
Do you collect anything? No