Family and Consumer Sciences Department: Child Development, Instructional Practices in Education & Training, Principles of Human Services, Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness and Practicum in Education & Training, Human Services
University of Wisconsin at Steven Point
Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education
After graduating in December of 1981, I substituted as a teacher in various districts in the Milwaukee suburban area. I moved to Tampa, FL in 1982 and began teaching junior high Home Economics. After 3 years at the junior high level, I moved to the high school level where I taught for 10 years. My husband was then transferred to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I substitute taught for GCISD and CISD and took a position the following year in The Colony, TX at Griffin Middle School. In 1997, I was delighted to accept the position here at Colleyville Heritage. I have taught over 17 different preparations in the Home Economics and Health content areas at various schools.
Students learn best through hands on experiences and should have a variety of manipulative, labs and real life experiences to enhance what they are learning through conventional methods. I think it’s imperative to connect what they are learning to their practical lives. Teachers need to use technology and creativity to foster a love of learning. Schools, communities and parents need to work together to make all students education a success. I believe in brain-based learning which involves movement and inquiry methods. I am continuing to learn more about brain-based methods and plan on incorporating brain learning in my classes.