Presentation on theme: "Just enjoying this crazy thing called life!. I grew up in Franklin, Indiana with my mom, dad, and brother named Daniel. Im four years older than my little."— Presentation transcript:
I grew up in Franklin, Indiana with my mom, dad, and brother named Daniel. Im four years older than my little brother. He definitely got the height in the family! My parents still live in the same house in which I grew up. The house is next to my grandparents and aunt. These are my parents and brother at my wedding four years ago. My dad and brother are engineers. My mom is a secretary at a school. This is Jack. I babysat him beginning when he was three years old. He is now a senior in high school! We are still very close and refer to each other as siblings. Hes an amazing diver.
I graduated high school in 2002, and began college in the fall. I graduated from the University of Indianapolis. It was a great experience, and I had amazing professors. Since it is a Division II school, I had the opportunity to meet many people, but it still seemed to have the feel of a small college. My major was Elementary Education. Although my college didnt have endorsements, I did get a computer certificate due to the number of hours of computer classes. I started grad school in the fall of 2012 and Ive finished 18 credit hours. I love the flexibility of taking classes online. This is Esch Hall. I spent many hours here each day during undergrad.
Ive been blessed with awesome friends! I have some friends from my years in Franklin, but Im closest to my college friends. We live all over the country and try to see each other as often as possible! In this picture we are celebrating at a wedding. Yes, there is a doll in the picture. Its a long story.
After obtaining my degree, I worked in Avon, Indiana as a fifth grade teacher. I taught all of the subjects, and loved it. Then, we moved to Texas for my husbands job. I worked at New Technology High School as a PBL math consultant. I learned so much while there and really began to appreciate a new style of learning. I left New Technology High School because I decided that I missed having a class of my own. I now work at McCulloch Intermediate School in Highland Park. I work on a great team of four teachers. I teach math to four classes. Im a huge fan of teaching one subject now! We take a camping trip in the fall with our students. These are some fellow teachers. The beard/hat was a fun idea at the time, but made for dorky pictures later. We play in a kickball tournament at the end of each school year. This is my lovely team while on a trip to Washington D.C. with the students in June 2013. These are the other fifth grade math teachers! They are a fun bunch!
Ive been married to my husband for four years. He is from Evansville, Indiana. He did his undergrad and masters at Purdue University. He loves his Boilermakers! Hes an engineer for Southwest Airlines. This is our niece, Kate, and our nephew named Ryan. They live in Alabama. My husband enjoys doing Tough Mudder races. I think they are dangerous and slightly crazy, but he loves them. Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana A few of Tonys friends flew to visit for his 30 th birthday last year. Since it was Halloween weekend, we dressed up as him.
We are obsessed with our Goldendoodle named Milo. Hes seven months old and is usually very sweet and calm. We will have a new addition to our family in March, and we are very excited! Milo graduated from Puppy School last weekend.
I enjoy the company of friends and family while working out, running races, attending athletic events, traveling, and trying new things. Ive ran three races so far. We attempted to teach ourselves to knit one night, and it didnt really turn out as planned. We went to Italy last March. I enjoy going to City Surf to workout.
Although I havent had a position in which I supervised and led other employees, I have had a few opportunities to be a leader among other teachers. While at New Technology High School, I worked with other teachers. While working collaboratively, I advised and assisted them with their planning and implementation of the projects. I currently work in Highland Park. I am on many committees including the Technology Focus Team and Campus Leadership Council. I represent other teachers and report back to them regarding what was discussed and decided. I enjoy being a voice for other teachers. I am respectful of opinions and needs while I am in these committees. I am also respectful and listen. I am also a leader for the Student Council group at my school. I organize events and communicate to the students regarding what makes a good role model and leader in the classroom (and outside the classroom).
Although I love teaching now, I aspire to work at the collegiate level. Id love to return to the University of Indianapolis and work in the School of Education. I am considering getting my doctorate.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching. - Randall G Leighton We loved our Texas adventures!