Recognized at Board of Education meeting as a "most influential teacher" of 2014 Senior class.
Recognized by Central Michigan University's Honors Program as a "transformative teacher." Based on research project input from a group of top student scholars and leaders.
Recognized at Board of Education meeting as a "most influential teacher" of 2011 Senior class.
VFW District 5 and VFW Department of Michigan all-State winner. Attended VFW Winter Conference weekend in Kalamazoo - awarded plaque, jacket, and stipend.
To read the article from the school newsletter acknowledging this award, click here. To read the article from the Eastsider newspaper acknowledging this award, click here.
Awarded $1,000 stipend, used toward purchase of an LCD projector, screen, and document camera. Considered for State Teacher of the Year distinction. To read the article from the Eastsider newspaper acknowledging this award, click here.
Allows students to retrieve homework assignments. Fosters increased rapport with students beyond the confines of the classroom.
Self-created video tutorials are posted via youtube.com - allowing students and users all over the world to access helpful instructional examples. Over 400,000 views to date - check my positive feedback!
Self-Implemented online gradebook at teacherease.com, Fall 2008. Allows for improved student record management and allows parents to access grades via secure log-in. Used a full two years before district adopted PowerTeacher online grade book.
Partnership between Oakland University and the Macomb Intermediate School District. Four, semester-long courses in mathematics professional development, culminating with inter-district "lesson study" team preparing and teaching a highly-detailed lesson, based on the Japanese model of teaching. To be published at the national level.
Math Attack Program has shown evidence of connection to improved State standardized assessment scores and higher grades and levels of achievement in the regular mathematics classroom.
Union professional rights and responsibilities board advocates for members who have filed grievances with the school district.
Responsible for attending meetings and disseminating union information to members. Served as advocate for members facing possible disciplinary action. Advocated for wellness of the teaching staff.
Taught two six-week Geometry courses at the Roberto Clemente Student Development Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. School focuses on motivating typically at-risk and academically struggling students to prepare for college. Click here for a video feature on Roberto Clemente.
Fluent in using PowerTeacher student database, as well as Data Director to track student performance and administer common standardized assessments.
Taught the RJHS exiting-7th grade Math section. Focus on Carnegie Learning cognitive tutor software to improve student achievement. Click here to read Eastsider article.
Helped to introduce new building strategies for next phase of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement process - a voluntary organization that accredits 8,500 public and private schools and districts.
Create scripts, characters, dialogue, and perform voice-overs for Challenge of the Week (COW) problems which air via video announcements each Monday.
Frequent contributor for daily Words of Wisdom including an original composition before the 2008 MEAP Test.
Represented the middle school level for county video conference with Michigan Department of Education.
Assisted with State-mandated special education self-review process. Responsible for data verification and entry into computer database.
Completed four courses at the MISD. Reading Apprenticeship--based in four dimensions of classroom learning--is an approach to reading instruction that helps young people develop the knowledge, strategies, and dispositions they need to become more powerful readers.
Demonstrated program for potential adoption in neighboring district.
Appointed as consultant to help Elementary teachers align curriculum to prepare students for State standardized testing and expectations at the junior high level.