I am ecstatic about working at Lincoln Academy. In my 17 years of teaching, Lincoln is by far the best school I’ve ever been acquainted with. In 2005, I was one of the original teachers to open the school. I taught fourth grade for seven wonderful years. However, life happens, and my husband and I moved to San Francisco for work. While in California, I taught 7th grade Math and Science, and 5th grade at a dual immersion Chinese private school. I have also taught in North Carolina, and in Salt Lake County.
I consider myself to be an experiential learner and an explorer. I love to travel the world. I have been to about 20 countries. I’ve even taken my 5th graders on a field trip to China! In my free time, I actively seek out teacher seminars and trainings. I have been the recipient of five competitive history scholarships. These have allowed me to travel the United States learning how best to teach history, and collaborating with other teacher leaders from around the nation. For the summer of 2016, I was one of only 24 teachers selected to attend a Science Teacher training in Houston, Texas to study best practices in Science education for elementary teachers.
As you can see, I believe in the value of hands-on, experiential learning activities. I strive to create a classroom environment with that in mind. Students should be having fun, collaborating with each other, and doing hands-on projects as often as possible.
Lincoln is a great school, because the administration encourages teachers and students to think outside of the box, and they understand that the deepest learning takes place when the mind is engaged. Students in my class should be prepared for a lot of fun activities, and opportunities for collaboration and leadership.