Your education/degree: Bachelor of Science, Special Education; Appalachian State University
Length of time teaching: 5 years; subbed for Holy Trinity for 2 years
Holy Trinity’s tagline is: “Start Here. Go Anywhere.” How do you envision helping students to live this motto?
With encouragement, support, and helping students to create a vision of their possibilities.
What do you love about teaching?
I love helping students to realize their talents and using those gifts/talents to dream about their future possibilities.
How do you inspire students to enjoy learning?
My goal is to help students learn what their strengths and weaknesses are in school, so they can not only use their strengths to be successful, but also to learn how to make improvements to succeed.
What are your hopes for your program/discipline at HT?
As an Academic Coach, my goal is to give students extra support to improve their creative writing skills, reading comprehension and English grades.
How do you stay inspired or “recharge your battery” as an educator?
I believe that “life success” comes from balancing work, family, faith, “me” time, friendships and fun.
What is the best compliment you’ve ever received or could receive as a teacher?
I’ve been told I’m good at motivating others, which includes being a good listener, effective communicator, and possibility thinker.