My professional teaching career began over twenty five years ago but never has there been a day where I have regretted my decision to be an educator. I love teaching and learning. My career began in kindergarten and moved to higher education but have realized that no matter the age, to facilitate a passion and desire in others to learn one must welcome the questions. When I am not teaching, I find fulfillment in reading, playing guitar, working out and lifting weights. In the summer I enjoy camping and swimming and gardening.
Teaching Interests: Mathematics for Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Higher level thinking skills, Critical Reflection
Research Interests: Critical Thinking, Critical Reflection, Inquiry-based learning, problem-based learning, men in early childhood education
Professional Interests: Teacher education, testing as a means of accountability for children or teachers, edTPA,(teacher performance testing).