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Gifted and Talented Teacher
I am extremely enthusiastic to be a member of the Ivy Family! I am a lover of life who has lived and worked all over the world. I have been a dedicated teacher for the past thirty-two years, and I am excited to continue this tradition in a new and challenging environment. I love children and want to continue the wonderfully reciprocal relationship that I have had for so many years. I am an adventurous and outgoing person who thrives on problem solving when confronted with tough challenges.This is how I live my life, and that is how I teach my students.
As I reflect over the past three decades of teaching,I have come to realize how much I love kids and enjoy the opportunity to make their learning a meaningful and lifelong experience. I have learned how to weave intensive curriculum, life skills,experiential education, and public service into the rich tapestry of school life. I feel confident in setting boundaries for my students that allow substantial freedom, both academically and emotionally.
Having been raised in Australia and traveled abroad to forty-eight countries, I feel that I bring a distinctly different perspective that I try to infuse into the classroom. I believe in teaching interdisciplinary, global thinking skills that rely upon inquiry based learning, while building on a solid foundation of fundamental skills. Ivy is the perfect place to practice these skills, and I look forward to working with you to make dreams come true!