Degrees and Certifications:
EDUCATION HONORS: ASU Mentor Teacher of the Year - 2015 ASU West –Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification May 2004 Institute of Transpersonal Psychology-Masters Degree 1989 Florida State University- Bachelors of Social Work 1976 Pensacola Junior College- Early Childhood Development 1974 Honors – Platinum Apple Award May 2007 CERTIFICATION: Standard Elementary Education K-8 Gifted K-12 Structured English Immersion K-12 Cognitive Coaching 2006
I care deeply about the ongoing success of the Cave Creek Unified School District. This is my thirteenth year of teaching in CCUSD. I enjoyed teaching 3rd grade for 6 years and this is my tenth year teaching 4th grade. I am one of the many teachers on campus that has a Gifted Endorsement.
When my son started kindergarten at Desert Sun Elementary School in 1996, I volunteered in the classroom. By 1998, several of us formed the first PTO in the District. I became the Kids Count Volunteer Coordinator in 2002. The next year, I enrolled in ASU and completed the Teacher Certificate program. I also have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Florida State University, 1976, and a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychology, 1989.
1/12 to present—iTeach mentor for ASU teacher candidate
6/10 to present 4th Grade Teacher HTES
Homework Club teacher –
Community Education-Yearling Club 2009-to present
8/05 to 6/10 3rd grade teacher HTES
8/04 to 5/05 3rd grade teacher DSES
8/03 to 5/04 Substitute teacher
3/02 to 5/03 Coordinator Kids Count Community Volunteer Prgm.
7/76 to 12/90 Medical Social Worker
MEMBERSHIP ON COMMITTEES AND WITH ORGANIZATIONS:
Foreign Language Committee
America’s Battle of the Books Committee
7/98-5/02 Member of CCUSD PTO start-up committee
AZ Teach 21
Smart Curriculum Integration Training