- 8th Grade Learning Resource Teacher
- 8th Grade English and Math Co-teacher
- 8th Grade Study Skills Teacher
- Roots and Shoots Club Sponsor
- League of Women Voters Student Government Program Sponsor
I began teaching at Marie Murphy in 1996. I co-teach 8th grade English with Mrs. Cunningham and Math with Mr. Minsley. I teach resource classes that focus on reading, writing, math, organization and study skills, and critical thinking, and a Study Skills class that focuses on study and test taking strategies, assignment completion strategies, and academic skill development.
We have had a Roots and Shoots Club at Marie Murphy since 2003. Roots and Shoots, a program through the Jane Goodall Institute, is a student-driven service learning club. Each year, students focus on projects which benefit the environment, animals and the human community. I have been a sponsor of the Marie Murphy Roots and Shoots Club since its inception.