Experienced, creative, and energetic teacher seeks an instructional position to share the love of leaning and to ignite the spark of curiosity in students through inquiry and authentic learning experiences. Experienced in teaching Everyday Math, Phenomenal Science, and Balanced Literacy. Creates a positive learning atmosphere through organization, clear expectations, and student-centered learning using technology authentically. Assesses students in a variety of ways including formal, anecdotal, and portfolios. Engages in various forms of communication with students, families, and fellow staff members.


Michigan Elementary Education Professional Certification: K-5

  • Science Endorsement 6-8
  • English Endorsement 6-8
  • School Library Media Endorsement K-12


Master of Science in Information                                                    May 2010
Specialization in School Library Media
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
School of Information

  • School Library Media (SLM)
  • Library and Information Studies (LIS)

Bachelor of Arts                                                                                    May 1991
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

  • Child Psychology

Michigan Elementary Education Certification                   May 2003
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti MI
Post-Baccalaureate Program

  • Science
  • English

Library Field Experience                                           January – April 2010
Greenhills School, Ann Arbor MI
Independent Alternative Learning School

  • Middle School
  • High School

Student Teaching                                                             January – May 2003
Pattengill Elementary School, Ann Arbor MI
Diverse Title I School

  • Fourth Grade


Classroom Teacher, Ann Arbor MI  September 2010 – present
Ann Arbor Public Schools

  • 2010 – 2011 Fifth Grade at Logan Elementary
  • 2011 – 2013 Fourth Grade at Dicken Elementary
  • 2013 – 2014 Second Grade at Dicken Elementary
  • 2014 – 2018 Second Grade at A2STEAM@Northside
  • 2018 – 2019 Kindergarten at A2STEAM@Northside
  • 2019 – 2020 Third Grade at Pattengill Elementary
  • Create, plan, prepare, and deliver Project Based Learning (PBL) cross-curricular lessons into long term collaborative projects that were presented by the students at our Expos twice a year
  • Create, plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities in the classroom for subjects as math, reading, science, writing, and word study
  • Incorporate technology for instruction as well as for student
    use in meaningful and purposeful class work
  • Establish positive educational climate for students learning
    and social-emotional growth using PBIS and Responsive
  • Differentiate lessons so all students grow toward school and district-wide student performance goals
  • Participate in ongoing professional training sessions
  • Communicate classroom activities with families through weekly newsletters, class website, emails, phone calls, and personal meetings
  • Co-Coach Middle School Robotics Team
  • Lead Elementary Student Council and Elementary Safeties

K-5 Math and Science CIS, AAPS September 2018 – Present

  • Collaborate during monthly district meetings to shape math and science instruction in the Ann Arbor Public Schools
  • Lead building-level professional development in science and math
  • Co-created 2019 kindergarten summer school curriculum and trained teachers on the summer program

District Phenomenal Science Committee , AAPS             May 2017 – Present

  • Attended Phenomenal Science Professional Training at Central Michigan University
  • Lead district-wide training at Skyline H.S. – Fall 2017
  • Lead new teacher trainings – Summer 2018
  • Work with District K-5 Math and Science Curriculum Coordinator, to coordinate district roll out of Phenomenal Science Units