I teach developmental reading, English composition 1301, and BIOL 1322/HECO 1322 (Introductory Nutrition) on the Athens campus and through distance learning.
My undergraduate degree, in home economics, is from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. My Masters degree, also in home economics, is from Texas A&M University at Commerce. I have a reading specialist certificate, 21 graduate hours of reading and 33 graduate hours of English from the University of Texas at Tyler. Additionally, I have graduate work in nutrition from Texas A&M at Commerce and the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
As a teacher, I think it is important to help the students and intervene when I can. However, I believe in reality therapy. We are responsible for our actions, and actions have consequences.
My personal philosophy is that all teachers should take a course every few years in an area that they have little knowledge or experience. This experience shows teachers the kind of struggles many students have with their classes. I take art and computer science classes. I really struggle. I see how other students in these classes struggle. I think it makes me a better teacher.