Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Education and Professional Licensure
Degree ProgramM.S. Education (MSEd)
I recently moved to Martinsburg, WV from North Pole, Alaska with my family. I teach in Walden's MSEd program, teaching some core courses and math courses in the Mathematics Specialization.
I graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a B.A. with dual majors in Elementary Education and Mathematics. I went on to receive my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the College of St. Scholastica via distance learning then right away began pursued my PhD in Teaching and Learning from Capella University. Much of my focus in research has been on differentiation in the classroom, parental choice in schooling, authentic assessments in math, and integration of technology. Currently I am enrolled in Walden’s Educational Leadership and Administration EdD program. My dissertation research is focused on transportation to charter schools and equity in access to these schools.
I have been teaching in the public school system for 24 years and have taught in Maryland, Alaska, and now in Virginia. I have taught Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and have served as an instructional coach for 10 years.