Educational Philosophy I believe that educators should constantly seek new methods of instruction to keep up with technological changes. Modern and emerging technologies hold great potential to increase the quality of education and to enhance the teaching and learning process. Young people are enthusiastic learners when teachers use lessons that add a variety of stimulating methods. It is my responsibility to make this happen for my students. It is my pursuit to teach to multiple intelligence's to reach ALL students.
Simply put: Kids learn best when they're actively engaged in it!
Personal Statement I was a little girl in pigtails racing classmates around the playground. I especially enjoyed beating all the boys in the field day races each year. One hot Florida afternoon my P.E. Coach looked down into my impressionable green eyes and asked "Would you like to go to the olympics one day?" With my ear to ear grin I replied "yes with a shy tone to my voice."
It was that moment that a teacher changed the life of a ten year old girl. My teacher contacted my parents and encouraged them to get me a track coach. I then began competitive running at the age of ten. I still hold middle school and high school records in the state of Louisiana. I earned a track scholarship to Northeast Louisiana University where I competed in track and cross country for four years. I am writing this only to show the power and influence a teacher or coach can make on young people. I am teaching and coaching today because of this one individual. Gorman Athletic Achievements Preview Video
Education University of Louisiana Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance Minor in Social Studies May 1995
Tarleton State University Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction December 2006