What do you teach at TIDE?
3rd – 10th Math and Science
How long have you worked at TIDE?
This is my first year at TIDE.
Where did you receive your education/what did you study?
I received my Bachelors degree in Education and Texas State University – San Marcos
Describe your teaching style
I consider myself a facilitator. This style of teaching promotes self-learning and allows students to develop critical thinking skills and retain knowledge that leads to self-actualization. It trains students to ask questions and help them to find answers and solutions through exploration. It therefore challenges me to interact with students more and prompt them toward discovery rather than lecturing facts and testing knowledge through memorization.
What is your teaching philosophy?
We know that every person will encounter obstacles, however how they overcome them is the key. It is up to me as an Educator to decipher how to best help the learner reach their goal of understanding. All students must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. I desire to create this atmosphere so my students can reach their full potential.

Why do you like teaching at TIDE?
I think the reason we all enjoy teaching at TIDE is clear. We work with an amazing, supportive staff and get to oversee smaller class sizes. Being able to work more closely with students allows for the students to spend less time filling in the “gaps” of learning and us focusing our attention on what is really important.

What do you like to do when you are not teaching?
I like to go to the beach, swim, play volleyball, and be a mom to my 2 year old son. I am a very social person and I really like to spend time being around people. I think there are so many people in this world that have something to offer. Whether it is new information or a lesson to be learned.