A coworker from my previous job recommended St. George to me. He raved about the academics and family-like atmosphere. As a parent of a newborn (2001) I was looking for a place where my child, husband, and I could set roots in a community. Ever since that first day I... Read more
English Teacher: Fourth-Grade
Appointed in 2006
St. George gave me the opportunity to teach my two favorite subjects, English and social studies, in a smaller, more personal setting. This was an offer that I couldn't turn down. From the moment I set foot on this campus, I felt that I had "come home."
My husband and I have been married for 33 years. We both like to read and tend to our yard. Our oldest child, David, is 29. He and his wife Amy live in Missouri where he is the Associate Head Coach of the Missouri State Bears swim team. Our youngest son, Daniel, is 22 and he works in the rehabilitation field and lives in San Antonio.
I believe that the wonderful continuing-education opportunities that I received while I was employed in NEISD have served me well. I really grew as a teacher because we were constantly challenged to think about our role in the classroom. The varied strategies from my previous work experience continue to enhance my classroom instruction here at St. George.
While I have been employed at St. George, I have had the privilege to attend several worthwhile classes such as the Stratford Monticello Seminar in 2008. This three week course gave me the opportunity to gain 6 graduate credits through the University of Virginia. In 2010 I attended a one week National Endowment for the Humanities Santa Fe workshop entitled Contested Homelands. This summer (2011) I have just returned from a two day class in Fort Worth. This was also an NEH sponsored opportunity which was held at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The purpose was to instruct teachers in the use of the art history posters that the St. George library received two years ago from the National Endowment of the Humanities.
I believe that each school year should be tailored to the needs of the particular students, so I always enjoy integrating something from the classes that I have attended. In this way, I am able to keep my instruction fresh while I build on an existing foundation.
- Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, 1972
- Teacher, St. George Episcopal School, San Antonio, TX, 2006-present
- Teacher, Grades 2-4 Northeast School District Walzem, Northern Hills, and Huebner Elementary, San Antonio, TX, 1978-2003
- Teacher, Second Grade DODSEUR Aschaffenburg, Germany, 1976-1978
- Teacher, Second Grade, Morton, MN, 1972-1975
Certifications, Awards, Associations
- PTA Life Member awarded by Huebner Elementary PTA
- Northeast Writing Workshop (56 hours)
- Six Traits Writing Training, Four Blocks Training Cooperative Learning and Brain Based Strategies Workshop
- Northeast Master Teacher and Mentor
- Monticello-Stratford Hall seminar participant, University of Virginia 2008
- NEH workshop Contested Homelands, Santa Fe and UNM 2010
- NEH sponsored workshop, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth 2011