Room Number:  Room 33             


Grade:  Third


Colleges/Universities:  PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (Bachelor of Science in Education), and UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX (Master of Arts in Educational Counseling).


Teacher Information

Hobbies:  Writing children’s books for my grandsons.

Pets:  Felix (Siamese cat)

Favorite Food:  Potatoes (any kind!)

Favorite Book/Author:  Patricia Polacco

Favorite Quote:  “Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.”  (Maggie Kuhn)

Why I love being a Wildcat:  Just like real Wildcats, the students and staff at Arkansas Elementary are smart and strong!

Things that motivate you, excite you about learning:  I am motivated by the idea of learning the who, what, when, where, why, and how of things.   I want to completely understand everything I possibly can.  


Unified job Description:

My job is to accelerate the learning of every Aurora Public School student, every day.   I do my job by requiring that my 3rd grade students have an active use of academic language in order to construct meaning and become independent learners.  My community needs me to do my job.