To me, teaching means always focusing on our students, while maintaining a positive attitude, modeling flexibility, communicating honestly, and understanding that not all students learn at the same pace. I believe everyone in the classroom has something to contribute to the learning process.
Currently, I instruct VIP Reading for Grades 7-8. Through my 20+ years with MFSD, I have taught Read180, Technology Connections, Financial Life Skills, Computer Applications, Keyboarding Applications, Information Technology, and Goal.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please contact me. The best and most efficient method is using Email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer using the phone, please contact me at 262-255-8450 x2158 and I will return your call as soon as possible. I look forward to working with you this school year.
UW-Stout - #317 Reading Specialist Certification
UW-Stout #316 Reading Teacher Certification
Cardinal Stritch University MS: Educational Computing
UW-Whitewater - BS: Business Education
Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College (Summer 2013, Summer 2015)
Read 180 workshop (F08), Literacy seminars (F09-present)
Shaping our Future: WI Title I (Spr08)
15th Annual Model Schools Conference (Smr07), Standards Based Reporting (Spr07)
Facilitating Online Courses (Smr05), Web Quest in the Classroom (Smr04)
Alcohol and Other Drugs Abuse (AODA) Certification
Assessment in Standard-Based Classroom (Spr05), Differentiated Instruction (F04)
Brain Based Teaching & Learning (Spr04)
Leadership Team member 2009-15
Literacy Team Coach 2013-15
RtI Team member - 2011-13
Chaperone for Washington DC trip with Grade8 students 2008-2012
Mentor New Teachers at NJHC - 2000-2002, 2005-2009, 2013-15
TEACH Grant Member for NJHC 2003-2004
GOAL Team Member for NJHC 2002-2003, 2007
Technology Coach for NJHC - 2001-2002
Thomas Jefferson Peer Tutor Program Design/Implementation Committee 1994-1996
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Advisor - 1995-1997
In partnership with family and community, the School District of Menomonee Falls provides the best personalized and comprehensive education so our students will be prepared for, and positively contribute to, a profoundly different future.
The School District of Menomonee Falls continuously pursues excellence one student at a time.
Respect Everyone; Respect Education; Respect Environment
North Middle School Goals
Literacy & Math: To improve proficiency and growth so that students become college and career ready.
Behavior: Foster an improved school community and decrease major referrals and incidents resulting in suspension and increase attendance.