An enthusiastic practicing educator with extensive involvement in the University Field Experience Program as a teaching associate and mentor teacher. Passionate about teaching, student success, and working with new members in the field of education. Strong devotion to life-long learning. Eager to serve the Coalbanks School Community. Highly motivated, dedicated, resourceful and innovative teaching professional with the necessary interpersonal skills to work effectively with colleagues and student teachers. Rich background in specialized programs as well as general courses with specific professional development in differentiated instruction, project-based learning, multiple intelligence's, and individual learning styles. Believes that all students can learn and thrive in a learning environment that is stimulating, caring, and devoted to meeting individual needs. Advocate for hands-on, student-centered learning that fosters meta-cognition and sense of student belonging. Skilled in selecting and adapting appropriate teaching materials and particularly strong in creating a classroom atmosphere that promotes positive self-esteem, respect for others, and responsibility for learning.