Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Education and Reading, Calvin College M.A. Literacy, Oakland University
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Growing up in West Bloomfield, I have had the privilege of being a part of a culturally diverse community. As a student, I attended Green Elementary school (now Sheiko). I went to Calvin College to receive my B.A. in Education and a secondary concentration in Reading. I student taught at the International School of Amsterdam, Holland. Working with children from all over the world was a fun and enriching experience! During my summers I worked as a camp counselor for the West Bloomfield School District. As a teacher, I have been in the West Bloomfield school district since 1987. I have taught every elementary grade, except for first grade.
I love teaching because I love children and am touched by their lives every day!
I love this quote below. It encapsulates my 'philosophy' of education:
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it's inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing the facts. It is acquiring understanding. -- William Arthur Ward