I would like to give you a quick overview of myself and my background. I am a Bachelor of Science graduate of Grace College in Warsaw, Indiana. Because of the well-rounded education I received there, I am very interested in addressing the academic and character needs of your child. My personal philosophy is reflected in the following statement: "Every student has a face and a place in this world". I have taught 6 years, in Ohio, in private education, 10 years in Illinois (tutoring and homeschooling), and 1 year at a charter school in Seminole county. Joyfully, I am embarking on my 11th year here at OACS. I was voted "Teacher of the Year" for the 2015-2016 school year. This was an unexpected honor. I have my ESOL endorsement as well as my ESE Certification.
Facts about me: I have been married to my best friend, Rick, for 45 years. We have two sons, 3 grandsons and a dog. We love to travel. I have traveled to Europe, Bermuda, Mexico and Canada. Relaxation, for me, is cooking a well planned meal or weeding and working in my flower gardens.
It is my pleasure to service the whole first grade, as the MTSS/Support Coach for the 2018-2019 school year. I am in each classroom one day a week. When in the classroom, I work with small groups or even one on one to reteach and reinforce skills covered in class. It is a pleasure to work with the First Grade team and all of the students!