Grade/Subject at what school: Third and fourth grade special education teacher, Washington Woods Elementary School
Number of years teaching: 28 years
Background/Schooling (college & high school):
Yorktown High School, Yorktown, Ind.
B.S. Psychology and Special Education, Findlay University, Findlay, Ohio.
Masters of Education Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind.
Why did you become a teacher?: When I was young I showed horses and cattle and taught younger children how to show in 4-H. I loved working and helping children. I also have three sisters who are teachers.
What goals do you have for your students?: To listen to their hearts, achieve their goals, get an education and be independent.
What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills?: To spend quality time with their children, expose them to different environments, read and listen to them. Children need to learn to socialize with others. Parenting never ends.
What is your favorite movie?: War Horse.
Who is your favorite musician or band?: Lady Antebellum and Adele.
What’s something your students might not know about you?: I have a twin brother. He is 6’4”.