Doctor of Philosophy
University at Albany, State University of New York
Certificate of Online Learning and Teaching
My educational philosophy revolves around the individual student. I believe that teachers set the bar for their students and by knowing each child individually we can push each child to reach his/her maximum potential. It is our charge as teachers to help shape and develop the future citizens of a democratic society. They need to be informed decision makers, innovators and to understand compassion and empathy for others. They need to be functional members of their society and play an active role in the collective decision making in their communities. Our students of the future must be able to work with others, and form positive relationships. I believe that my role as a teacher revolves around teaching how to make informed decisions, teaching content embedded in real world situations, modeling positive social interactions, modeling and demonstrating compassion and empathy for others. Education has shifted from being a place to learn content, to being a global citizen. It is important that our students enter the world prepared to be problem solvers and collective thinkers.