After 15 years as an elementary teacher (1997-2012), and three years as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Grand Valley (2012-2013 & 2015-2017), I'm preparing for the next stage in my career as an educational professional. Currently, I'm a Doctoral Candidate in Education Leadership at Eastern Michigan University in the GVSU-EMU 2011 Cohort. The working title of my doctoral research is Michigan Elementary Teachers' Lived Experiences of Legislated Teacher Evaluation. This study is a qualitative, multiple case phenomenology. I anticipate defending before August, 2017.
As Co-Owner of Whole Bean Learning, LLC, I develop and facilitate customized reading, writing, and mathematics professional development for Pre-K-20+ educators and provide contract Cognitive Coaching. I'm passionate about public education and literacy across all of the content areas. Literacy for the 21st century is more than learning to read--it's that and learning to be a responsible, literate digital citizen regardless of the subject. I completed an Educational Specialist (Ed. S.) in Education Leadership from Grand Valley State University in April 2011.
Courses Taken for Educational Specialist, Curriculum & Instruction Cognate
Course Proposal for EDL 770
Activity Log for EDL 770