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Educational Philosophy
A student-centered education with real-world implications and a genuine care for the students are important aspects of my philosophical outlook regarding education. I feel it is important to teach our students how to be successful citizens. To ensure this happens, a well-rounded curriculum that teaches to the whole student and gives the students many opportunities to become interested and engaged in a myriad of subject matter is paramount. This means that we must tailor our curriculum and teaching style to the students to help ensure that we connect with a diversified classroom. Also, I feel it is important to show a genuine interest and care for the students as this will help to build a trust between educator and student that will ultimately lead to academic success.

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Instructional Leadership, Lincoln Memorial University
Masters of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Walden University
Bachelor of Arts in English with Teacher Licensure, Maryville College

I have grown up in Blount County my entire life, so I know very well the prestige that comes with being a member of the Alcoa family. I have had the privilege of teaching at Alcoa High School for the past 12 years, and I look forward to what the future holds for me personally and our school system in general.