I feel I have always been a teacher, even before I entered the halls of where I call “work”. At the same time, I will never cease in being a learner. So, in essence, I find myself to be more of a facilitator, mentor, or guide.
I currently am responsible for providing K-6 teachers and students innovative practices and STEM opportunities. My newly created position, Academic Innovations and STEM Coordinator, is one that brings a lot of unknown, and I am excited to embark on a new leg of my journey. My employer, Harrison Twp School District, allows me many freedoms in creating an experience that is unique and applicable to the real world. I am lucky enough to work in an environment of highly motivated teachers and students. They truly create their own successes and it is rewarding to see the growth they make in a short amount of time. Oh, I love Halloween as well! I always try to make sure my costumes are relevant and one-of-a-kind for my students!
I also am self-employed as a private tutor. I work with students of all ages, including the assistance in preparing for the dreaded SATs. Tutoring has allowed me to become well-versed in a variety of curriculums that I usually do not teach. Making myself aware of different grade level expectations has enhanced my approach in my own classroom. With the assistance of certain digital programs, I provide my clients an experience that goes beyond a simple hour in the library. This elevated level of service has brought me great success, and I look forward to expand my private educational opportunities.