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A Little Bit About Me

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 Personal Information:

  • Teacher, Wife, Mother, Christian, Aunt, Cousin, SIster, Neice,  Godmother
  • 1 Husband  and 3 children
  • Residence in Cascade



Oakland University (Honors College for Michigan State), Aquinas College and Grand Valley State University

B.A. M.ed and 30 credits toward a Ph.D.


Teaching Experience:

St. James Catholic                                                               Grade 2, Grade 1,  Friday Mass Guitar

Shawnee Park                                                                     Kindergarten/K Readiness, Grade 1

Henry                                                                                   Grade 2, High risk Intervention

Campus School of Art and Literature                                   Media Specialis Library/Computer Lab

Ridgemoor Park MultiAge Program                                       Students ages 5-8

Shared Time Computers                                                       IHM 6 years, SSPP and SMLS 3 years, SPA 1 year,K-8


 Grants and Awards:

  • 1991 Greater Grand Rapids Teacher of the Year
  • Mobile Oil Grant for a  Digital Camera 1995
  • Moolie Grant for English Play at IHM 2000
  • Best Buy Grant to make history come alive through Clay Animation 2001
  • Innovation in Technoloy Award from Michigan State University 2004 (SMLS, SSPP, SPA)
  • Michigan State University Award for Technology Design 2005(SMLS and SSPP)
  • Grand Rapids Foundation Award for digital Stained Glass Window History of Grand Rapids 2006 (SSPP)

Professional Development Course Work

  • Literacy and Learning
  • Moodle- create on-line learning courses
  • 4 Blocks
  • Michigan Virtual University
  • Love and Logic
  • Affective Discipline
  • Thematic Instruction
  • Writing across the Curriculumn
  • Lary Laot School Improvement
  • Quality Schools
  • Focus Correction Areas
  • Brain Based Learning
  • 7 Principals for Effective Instruction
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Learning Styles
  • Instruction Design for on-line courses.
  • Handwriting without tears
  • AIMS Science
  • Interest Based Bargaining
  •  Project Read


  • Gardening
  • Quilting
  • Swimming






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