Academic / Life Skills Coach
Junior high to high school transition specialty
Junior High Teacher – 15 years
High School Teacher – 1.5 years
National Junior Honor Society Adviser
Student Counsel Adviser
Die Hard Steeler’s Fan
Has Music in Her Soul
Between teaching Language Arts, coaching sports and leading clubs; creating opportunities for success is my greatest pleasure. I never tire of watching the process of growth from childlike towards increased independence. I have had the honor to mentor students in their ‘tweens’ and teens for two decades. I am astounded at the growth that occurs during the time between junior high and high school.
However, I have also witnessed the struggles that in transitioning between a middle school environment, into a high school. I appreciate allowing students the opportunities to succeed; I love seeing them grow, change and become independent through these years. Trust is key within success, and mentoring children during this time is crucial for their success. I believe in the power of respect, kindness, and belief in one’s ability to overcome barriers present, past, and future.