Welcome to 3rd Grade, Keyboarding, PE, GT and Middle School PE/Health!
The quote below says everything about my teaching philosophy. I truly believe that my attitude towards learning and teaching has a direct effect on my students. I work hard every day to provide a consistent, positive, and encouraging environment
“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized.
If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”
I grew up in Richland Washington with my Mom, Dad and younger brother. Both my parents are teachers so I was lucky enough to spend my summers on the river. I competed gymnastics through out high school and started coaching my senior year.
Shortly after I started coaching, I learned that teaching is my passion! I have coached at three different gyms and am currently coaching here in Moscow at Palouse Empire Gymnastics. I have taught all ages from 18 months to 18 years old. I have been teaching at MCS for 2 years not and I absolutely love my job!
After graduating from Richland High School, I spent two years at Spokane Falls Community College and then finished up my BA in Elementary Education at WSU. Go Cougs!