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About Our Principal

"Kids are my business..."

Professional Experiences:

Administration (11 years)
Bethel Local Schools & Trotwood-Madison Schools

Teacher of grades 4-6 (9 years)
Trotwood-Madison Schools

Reading Facilitator of grades K-3 (3 years) Trotwood-Madison Schools

In addition to my experiences listed above, I have also organized and conducted New
Teacher Clinics, Reading Clinics and many other professional development sessions
over the course of my educational career 

Educational Background:

Bachelor of Science in Education
(Wright State University)

Master of Education
(Wright State University)

Personal Highlights:

Being Nominated as the Trotwood-Teacher of the Year

Being Inducted into the Bradford High School
Athletic Hall of Fame

Being Chosen to serve as a Clinical Teacher (which consisted of serving as a model teacher for others in the district to consistently come in to observe my teaching, have dialogue about my instruction, and answer questions about my instruction and decision making…my classroom was an open book and it became my biggest growth opportunity)

Favorite Quotes:

“Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out”
John Wooden

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life”

"If you get, give. If you learn, teach."

Maya Angelou
"When you steal a student's struggle, you steal the learning. When you support the struggle, you take that student farther than ever."
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"
Martin Luther King Jr.
Favorite Books:

The Noticer – Andy Andrews
A Short Guide to a Happy Life – Anna Quindlen
The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls

Rainbow in the Cloud - The Wisdom and Spirit of Maa Angelou
The Book of Questions – Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

Favorite Books for Children:

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Mildred D. Taylor
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Kate DiCamillo
You Are Mine – Max Lucado
Girls Hold Up This World – Jada Pinkett-Smith
Leola and the Honeybears – Melodye Benson Rosales

My love for reading started as a youngster
with my favorite book, Crosspatch!








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