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Subjects Taught
HS Interrelated

Education

I graduated from Albion College in 2012 with a Bachelors in English (Secondary 6-12) with Honors in Education and a minor in History. I obtained my Honors in Education by writing an Undergraduate Thesis titled "An Alternative English Curriculum: Reflecting on Pedagogy and Student-Centered Learning in Semiotic Instruction." I received an award in 2011 for outstanding performance in the Fritz Shumer Educational Institute, and vocal scholarship award upon attending Albion College.

While at Albion, I was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota from 2008-2012, and served as President from 2010-2011. I also was a member of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Fraternity) from 2010-2012 and served as Vice President from 2010-2011, and President from 2011-2012. I was also a member of the Albion College Choir from 2008-2011, the Briton Singers from 2009-2010, and the a'cappella group Bella Voce from 2008-2011.

I am completed my Masters in High Incidence Special Education: Mild to Moderate Disabilities through Fort Hays State University. I am also a member of the Fort Hays Honors' Society as a Graduate Student.



Experience

This will be my fifth year of teaching, but my second year as the Greeley County High School Interrelated Teacher.

I previously taught as the Interrelated Teacher for 4th-6th grades at Wichita County Elementary School from 2014-2015. I also served as the Wichita County Varsity Girls' Basketball Assistant Coach.

I also taught 7th and 8th Grade English at Horace Good Middle School in Garden City, KS from 2012-2014. For the duration of my time at Horace Good, I helped to facilitate the school Spelling Bee. From 2013-2014 I served as the Student Council Sponsor.



Bio

I grew up in the Metro Detroit area of Michigan. I am the middle of three children - all of my family still lives in Michigan. At Albion College, I was fortunate enough to study the French culture and education system, which led me to a two week study of French education systems in and around Paris, France. This experience led me to holding my students to higher standards. I completed my student teaching in an Alternative High School where I fell in love with working with students from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of needs.

I moved to Kansas in 2012 when I took a teaching position in Garden City, KS. That same year I met my, now, husband. The following year I moved to Leoti, KS and continued teaching in Garden City. Wanting to pursue a career in working with exceptional students, I took a job with High Plains Educational Cooperative where I could teach Special Education and be a little closer to home.

My daughter, Ashlynn, is my world. I'm quite obsessed with her and have many stories and pictures to share. I have two border collie - corgi dogs named Henry and Austen. When I'm not teaching I am cooking or baking, reading, pretending to play guitar, and spending time with friends (and my husband).