My background includes experience as a high school teacher, English and Reading Consultant, teacher trainer, Reading Specialist, and author of the TAKS Tutor®. I have worked mainly for the Fort Worth Independent School System for 33 years. I retired in February 2008 to continue my educational and professional journey as an instructor for University of Phoenix Online. My goal is to receive a doctorial degree in Adult Education. I am currently a New Teacher Advisor for FWISD and train Paraprofessionals to receive their certification.
High School Teacher
One description of my career is that of teacher-mentor. I have spent most of my career teaching students, teachers and parents. My greatest pleasure is mentoring and coaching others in developing the coping, academic and life skills needed to fulfill their goals. My individual philosophy is that learning is a journey where the teacher is guide and the learner is the avid adventurer.
The following is a list of the courses that I have taught with the Fort Worth Independent School District:
My teaching background also included classes at the University of Texas at Arlington, where I have taught College Composition and Literature, and Drama.
Consulting and Training Experience
I have consulted with several Texas school districts in developing High School Reading and Writing curriculum to improve test scores on the state Texas Assessment of Academic Skills. I have also reviewed several English Language textbooks for Globe Fearon Publishers.
I was also a teacher-trainer for 15 years and I currently instruct paraprofessionals in English and Reading pedagogy for Fort Worth ISD to prepare them to receive a B.A. in Elementary and Secondary Education as well as a teaching license for the state of Texas.
I obtained an undergraduate degree in Humanities and Secondary Education in 1978. I have several certifications in English, Reading, Economics, Government, and English as a Second Language. I completed a Master's in Curriculum Development and Technology in 2003 via an online classroom environment.
As you can see, I value learning and I truly believe that working together as partners in this educational journey, we can all experience success!
I am a member of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), and the International Reading Association (IRA).
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Being an facilitator instead of a giver of knowledge. I support students in finding their own answers.
Licenced teacher for 35 years in the state of Texas.
Taught as adjucnt professor at University of Phoenix and as a college professor for Purdue University and UTA.
Usually I charge 30 dollars an hour.
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