Manchester College: Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education, with a minor in History
"The beautiful thing about education is that no one can take it away from you." --B.B. King
I cannot remember a time that I did not want to be a teacher. I enjoy seeing that look on a student's face when they first understand something that has been taught. I enjoy working with students from fourth grade to eighth grade. I am able to work with younger students but I am not comfortable working with students younger than second grade.
I will be student teaching at Akron Elementary in Akron, Indiana and Tippecanoe Valley Middle School in Mentone, Indiana. They are schools in the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation. I am looking forward to student teaching and the challenges that it will present.
Introduction to this web site:
Under each tab you will find artifacts from Manchester College Courses as well as a few of my favorites. Under Resume you will see volunteer work related to education listed. Under Teaching credo you will find my philosophy of teaching. By clicking on the tab labeled writings you will find papers written for history and education courses. With the Education tab you will find the majority of courses taken while attending Manchester College. The lesson plans tab will take you to a list of numerous lesson plans written while attending Manchester College. The tabs favorite books and favorite sites will take you to a list of my favorite and frequently used books and websites. The tab labeled Standards are the INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium). The C.A.R.E. tab will take you to the Department of Education's objectives for the Teacher Education program.
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
--William Arthur Ward