As an educator, I am continually developing my skills through projects, professional development, and continued involvement in developments in theory and criticism. I have over 5 years teaching at the college level and 15 years as an educator teaching in various environments. I have identified three areas important to being an educator: providing an inclusive learning setting where students can question and contemplate, keeping up to date on teaching strategies to assist students to develop confidence and self-sufficiency, and acting as a role model within the community. I believe every individual learns differently, thus I strive to present information using a variety of teaching approaches. I am sensitive to cultural differences as well as possible learning differences, encouraging one-on-one meetings with my students for assessment, using peer assessment, and working with student services to meet students’ individualized needs. One of my personal goals in teaching a class is to create an environment where students feel they are supported. As such, I try to learn as much as I can about the community I serve.
College level classes I have taught.