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I am originally from University Place, WA and completed my dual Bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and Family, Consumer, and Human Development with a minor in Political Science. I am currently working on my masters degree in Learning and Technology. I am beginning my eighth year teaching and love the HR Driggs community!
Philosophy Early childhood is an essential stage in growth and development where learning and lifelong skills are developed. I use the Piaget and Vygotsky principle of constructivism to guide my instruction and theories on developmentally appropriate learning. It is critical for children to be actively engaged in constructing their own knowledge. Students should feel free to express themselves and share their unique abilities with those around them without fear of rejection or ridicule. Each child has something important to contribute to the overall success and enjoyment of the classroom. Let’s make every learning moment count in these little ones early years of education!
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15 yrs. as an educator 1st gr. Teacher at Howard R Driggs for 9 years B.S. from the University of Utah Gifted Endorsement Master's Degree It is my goal to provide a stimulating environment where children can grow and explore opportunities to learn and develop skills which will help them further their academic success.
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I graduated from BYU in 1984, with a BA in Elementary Education. I have been working for Granite School District since 1985, teaching at Robert Frost Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary, and Howard R. Driggs Elementary. I have taught second, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. I was also a Reading Specialist for several years. I have a Gifted and Talented Endorsement, an ESL (English as a Second Language) Endorsement, and Reading Level I and Level II Endorsements. I am currently working on a Math Endorsement and a Technology Endorsement. I received my Masters in Education from Southern Utah University. I am also a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. I love teaching! I’ve never wanted to be anything other than a teacher. Every day brings new adventures. The kids at Driggs Elementary are outstanding. I believe every child has the potential to achieve in school. I like to challenge my students to do their very best. I think students should learn through doing, so my classroom is centered around projects—art projects, writing projects, and technology projects. I strive to make every day at school interesting.