All About Me -
I live in Dripping Springs with my husband, Chris and our 4 children. My husband is an engineer at Freescale. I graduated from Southern Methodist University and worked as a CPA for 10 years. I then stayed home to raise our 4 children. In 2002, I completed the Region XIII Alternative Certification Program. I became certified in Special Education in 2003 and EC-4 Generalist in 2005. I taught special education-resource for 4 years and I am currently teaching 4th grade. I have four wonderful children - a son who creates apps for mobile devices at Mutual Mobile, a daughter that graduated with her PhD - Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and is working for NREL in Golden, CO, a daughter who graduated from UT Texas Architecture and is working in Austin and a son who is beginning his Freshman year at UT Texas-Architecture. All 4 of my children graduated from Dripping Springs High School.
Interests and Hobbies: camping, backpacking, quilting, knitting, birding, gardening and baking pies & cookies.
I am also involved in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Boy Scouts.
Philosophy of Education
Establish a community of learners that collaborate and support different learning styles and abilities. Plan standards based lessons and activities to achieve mastery of TEKS while developing and improving reading comprehension across all subjects. Differentiate instruction to provide multiple approaches to content, process and product that encourages critical thinking and problem solving.
Students will respond and reflect orally and in writing - individually, with partners, and in small groups through journals, problem based learning activities, literature circles and technology.