If a child, family or educator I work with feels better able to function within
their daily lives, and feel less stress and more success, then I know I have
accomplished my goal.
Experienced Educator on Mission to Help
Early in my career my educational philosophy focused on academic excellence, meeting the very different needs of each student, and the belief that every child is capable of reaching a significant level of success. Today, those beliefs are simply a given. After 14 years as a principal, I see that the success of children involves much more than simply the academics. Social/emotional needs and an understanding of one’s own personal definition of success must be considered. In addition, parent education and support are of paramount importance.
I expect myself to do all that is necessary to meet the needs of any child or family with whom I work. This includes being aware of the latest educational trends and theory. In return, I expect the same level of commitment and follow-through from the family, and the child, as appropriate for the age.
- I am inspired by those working in the areas of brain research and mindfulness, and who believe having a more balanced lifestyle will result in healthier, happier individuals and families. For that reason, I look for the most efficient strategies that will offer the best results. Advanced planning, organization processes, and methods to help information remain in your long-term memory rather than exiting right after an assessment can be yours if you are willing to try a new approach and give it an opportunity to prove its value.
- Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas (2013) Academic Language Therapy
- Ed.D. University of North Texas Denton, Texas (2005) Educational Administration, Concentration in Curriculum and Development
- M. Ed. Texas A & M University Commerce, Texas (1995) Elementary Education
- B.S. University of Texas Austin, Texas (1974) Elementary Education
- Bradley University Peoria, Illinois
- Mindful Schools Certified Instructor 2015
- Certified Academic Language Therapist 2014
- TECAT — July 1986
- Texas Teacher Certificate — 1974
- Provisional—Elementary (grades 1 – 8) General — 1974
- Provisional—Kindergarten — 1974
- Stanford University, Challenge Success Parent Education, March, 2011
- Mindful Schools Fundamentals October 2012
- Mindful Schools Curriculum March 2013
- Mindful Schools Year-Long Certification Program 2014-2015
- Mindful Schools Difficult Emotions May 2016