Education

Education
Jan 2015 - Present

Doctor of Philosophy

University at Albany, State University of New York

Curriculum Development

Jan 2013 - May 2014

MS

University at Albany, State University of New York
Jan 2013 - May 2014

COLT

University at Albany, State University of New York

Certificate of Online Learning and Teaching

Jun 1996 - May 1998

MS

University at Albany, State University of New York
Jun 1996 - May 1998

MS

University at Albany, State University of New York
Sep 1994 - May 1996

BA

University at Albany, State University of New York
Sep 1992 - May 1994

AA

Adirondack Community College

Work History

Work History
Jul 1998 - Present

Teacher

South Colonie School District

Certifications

Certifications

NYS Teacher Certificate

Reading K-12

NYS Teacher Certificate

Special Education K-12

Skills

Skills

De-escalation Techniques

Behavior Specialist

Guided Reading Teacher

Educational Philosophy

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.

Courses Taught

  • Pre-school Self-Contained classroom
  • Kindergarten Self-Contained classroom
  • K-4 Resource/Consultant teacher for ELA and Math
  • 3-4 Self-Contained Autism classroom
  • 7-8 Self Contained Social Studies and Science