Distinguished Professor, College of Southern Idaho 2018
Advanced Elementary K-8, 1990
Administrator Principal and Superintendent Pre-K-12, 1994
Ph.D in Education, 2004
Special Education K-12 Director Endorsement, 2014
Charlotte Danielson Certification: Framework for Teaching, 2016 & 2021
PTK Horizon Award, 2018; Advisor 5 Star Program Status, 2021
23 year dedication to CSI
Distinguished Professor, 2019
PTK Honors Leadership Certified 2020
Adjunct faculty for Idaho State University
P.E. for Elementary Teachers Professor, ISU Coursework
Faculty Committees Include:
Teacher Education Department
Faculty Forum Meetings
PTK Honors Advisor w/Weekly Meetings
American Association for Women AAWCC
Huma/Social Science Symposium Advocate Annually
SRAEYC (Snake River Association for the Education of Young Children) Participant
General Education Outcomes Assessment Reader
Faculty Senate Executive Committee FSEC
Primary Sunday School Teacher
9, 10, & 11 yr. olds (2nd four year term)
Personal Information of Note
My Husband is a (Mechanical) Draftsman for Amalgamated in Twin Falls who has a number of certifications for all areas of welding, and obtained his schooling at Ricks College and an Associates of Science Degree at CSI. We have five children: Justin, Jarid, Jacob, Jasmine, Jordon and 16 grandchildren. We enjoy weight-lifting, racket-ball, bike-riding, Tae Bo, movies, Sunday family dinners, and supporting our children in their life persuits. Our lives revolve around our family and our work. We have raised our children to love reading, learning, and exploring innovative endeavors.
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 (purpose) drive education and are part of that change process. Through my experience and education as a teacher and administrator, I have an understanding of how students "need to know". The students drive the subject content through an "Active Voice" in the classroom, not from a century ago, but from today's times for problems that we face today and 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 (multiple) senses and our own power of reasoning. I reflect on the students' interests, on what motivates them, and on their process of change to provide "Learning Experiences."
Inquiry-based learning is Intentional Learning around MeaningfulContent, making direct Relational Connections between the new generation of students to nontraditional students informational backgrounds, challenging all of us to be better teachers. I teach the Language of Questions and the Power of the Brain to resolve problems to life-long questions that transforms thinking beyond the classroom.