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Work experience

Oct 2002Present

Elementary Teacher

Thornapple Kellogg School District

Course Teaching Experience:

2nd Grade All Subjects

3rd Grade All Subejcts

2nd/3rd Grade Looping All Subjects


Jan 2011Present

Continuing Education Professional Development

Madonna University

Mission Possible 3: Create, Communicate, Collaborate

A one credit course on integrating technology with literacy learning in the classroom.

Oct 2009Mar 2010

Continuing Education Professional Development

Richard's Institute of Education and Research

"...Education Through Music (ETM) frees adults to teach and parent in accordance with the joyful nature of children.  Through song and play, ETM provides a gateway for contemporary understanding of learning, motivation, child theory and cognitive development."


Knowledge of Technology
Differentiated Instruction Training
Capturing Kid's Hearts
Curriculum Mapping
Science and Math Committee Member
Private Reading/Writing Tutor
Response to Intervention
Summer School Instructor
Student Council Advisor
School Improvement Member


Corrie Boyle

Linda Jordan

Meagon Oliver

Stephanie Woods

Kevin Konarska

Timothy Shaw


To obtain a Field Coordinator position and/or a part time Adjunct Professorship in Education

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Extensive International Travel:  

Mexico, Canada, Honduras, Bahamas, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Morocco, and Aruba

Mission Work:  

Morocco--Built new homes for earthquake victims, served meals to families, organized games and activities for village children

Mississippi--Led a group of high school students to Waveland, Mississippi to aide in Hurricane Katrina clean-up 

Honduras--Replaced the roof a school, taught English in elementary classrooms


photography, running, biking, hiking, playing with my children, reading, cooking/baking, swimming, kayaking, traveling, sewing



Elementary Education

State of Michigan