Administrator Principal and Superintendent Pre-K-12
Special Education K-12 Director Endorsement
Charlotte Danielson Certification: Framework for Teaching
Adjunct faculty for Idaho State University
Faculty Committees Include:
Best Practices Committee
Host the Campus Book Club
Brown Bag/Best Practices
4th Grade Sunday School Teacher and Activities Board Member
Personal Information of Note
My Husband is a (Mechanical) Draftsman for Amalgamated in Twin Falls. He has a number of certifications for all areas of welding, and obtained his schooling at Ricks College and CSI. We have five children: Justin, Jarid, Jacob, Jasmine, Jordon and 10 grandkids. We enjoy weight-lifting, racket-ball, bike-riding, Tae Bo, movies, Sunday family dinners, and supporting our children in their sports. Our lives revolve around our family and our work. We have raised our children to love reading and learning,with the expectation that they will attend CSI.
Life is an ever-changing and dynamic progress most effectively done through a systematic approach and with reflection on the past. Goal setting and personal objectives drive education and are part of that change process. Through my experience and education as a teacher and administrator, I have a clear understanding of what students need to know. The subject matter and content drive my teachings, not from a century ago, but from within a decade or two and around pertinent issues for today's times and problems that we face tomorrow.
Learning takes place through reading, vicariously, and by actual experiences. Among the ways of knowing or obtaining knowledge are by divine revelation and authority, through personal intuition and through experimentation, from our own five senses and our own power of reasoning. I tend to base my learning and teaching on past experiences and reflections of those experiences to guide my future decisions toward a productive life. I am concerned with the students' interests, what motivates them, and their process of change.
Inquiry-based learning is important and making direct relational connections with the new generation of students and with nontraditional student practices can challenge all of us to be better teachers.