Meet Your Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Nicholls State University BA // Mass Communications Grand Canyon University MA Ed // Secondary Education Grand Canyon University MA Ed // Special Education
Hey there! I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and I have lived in the Phoenix area since summer of 2017. NCAA Division I college softball moved me out of the Midwest and into the Deep South where I completed my Bachelors degree at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. I have recently completed a Masters Degree in Secondary Education and a Masters Degree in Special Education. I am entering my fourth year of teaching Special Education, with emphasis in English Language Arts, at Cactus Shadows. In addition to teaching, I am an assistant Cactus Shadows softball coach and frequently help out at various student activities and events. In my free time I love to hike, explore our Nation's national parks (I have been to 26 in the last 14 months), enjoy a cup (or a few) of coffee, and listen to Celine Dion.
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My teaching philosophy includes that all students should have the opportunity to learn relevant material at a pace that best suits their needs. My students will learn in an environment that is firm yet friendly. Not only will my students be expoesd to grade-level English components, but they will learn skills to help them through their life chapters beyond high school.