Years at Cabrini: First Year
Years of Teaching: Third Year
Previous Teaching Positions: 2 years at Laurens Middle School in Laurens, SC: 1st year: 8th grade math and Algebra 1 and 2nd year: Montessori Math Aide (grades 6-8), Algebra 1, Honors Pre-Algebra, and Gifted and Talented instructor.
Student Teaching: Foley Middle School in Berea, Kentucky
Degrees: Masters in Teaching and Bachelor of Arts in History
Teaching Certificates: Middle Grades Mathematics certificate and Middle Grades Social Studies certificate
Why are you excited to be teaching at Cabrini? I am excited to begin working at Cabrini because it is a truly unique school. The staff is very welcoming and helpful, and I am looking forward to working with students from so many different backgrounds and cultures.
How would you describe your teaching style and method? My teaching style is very hands on and student centered. You will see students working on a variety of activities that are geared toward their current level, so they may not all necessarily be working on the same activities at the same time. You will also see a lot of communication going on between students, as I will frequently have them share what they are learning with a partner, or collaborate in groups to solve a problem. I place a lot of focus on life skills such as organization, perseverance, conflict resolution, and character building. I believe that it is essential for students to have a variety of life skills to truly be prepared for high school and beyond.