Grade(s): 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
I am a wife, mother of two young boys, teacher, lifelong learner, and lover of our language. I love technology and what it can do for academics and everyday advantages.
I have taught English and language arts classes for eight years - six in Minnesota and two in California. I have my BA from Concordia College, my M. Ed from Grand Canyon University and am starting my Ed. Specialist in Leadership this fall. I have an addiction to school:)
In August 2012, I completed my PhD in Work and Human Resource Education with a specialization in Adult Education from the University of Minnesota. I've taught study skills and library research workshops for undergraduates and graduate students there since moving to Minnesota from Florida in 2006. In my spare time, I work with teens as a life coach, helping them to prepare for college. I also work with teens in danger of dropping out of high school. Over the summer, I've spent some time helping Sophia grow by creating packets on study skills, scholarly research, citations and creative writing. I also review packets here at Sophia for academic soundness. Feel free to say hello on facebook or send me an e-mail! I'm always happy to help. -Kristina
Salutations! I have enjoyed teaching in Montgomery County Public Schools for nine years as a high school English teacher. My favorite subjects include Creative Writing, AP Language and Literature and TV Production. I have also taught 10th, 11th and 12th grade curricula on both regular and honors levels. While teaching, I also sponsored the school's literary magazine for several years. I hold a B.S. in English and Education as well as a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.
After teaching Secondary English for eight years, I decided to pursue a career in virtual education and curriculum writing in order to stay home with my son, Nate. I have a BA in English from Texas A&M University and a M.Ed from Towson University (Towson, Maryland). I moved from Houston to Baltimore in 2005 because of my husband's job.
Greetings and thanks for visiting my profile. I am a lifelong lover of learning and teaching and I am thrilled to be a part of the Sophia community. My undergraduate degree is in English Literature from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, but I have taught a wide range of subjects including English, ESL, Mathematics, French, and test preparation. I have worked with students from the ages of 6 to 60, in a variety of settings across the country, from the classroom to the living room, in Oregon, California, Maryland, and Minnesota. My students have often joked that I am the consummate nerd because I love grammar, math, and taking tests, but my indefatigable love of learning does not stop there. Throughout my life I have been drawn to learn whatever I can get my hands on. I have been a costume design intern at a French opera, I have attended cooking school in Florence, and I am currently taking oil painting classes in Annapolis, Maryland. I value learning of all kinds so highly because I feel that every new skill that I learn opens my eyes to a new aspect of life. Thanks to my painting classes, I will never look at light, shadow, and color the same way again, and thanks to my costume design experience, I have learned the true power of the Pythagorean theorem! For the past four years I have been in the educational technology field, and most recently I have joined Sophia as the Manager of Content Development and Alignment. My experiences in education have taught me that each student learns differently and that learners benefit immensely from the opportunity to choose what they learn, how they learn, and how quickly they learn. I feel fortunate to be a part of company that embraces this philosophy and seeks to teach students as flexibly and as fluidly as students learn. In The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, William Blake wrote: If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern. This statement resonates deeply with what I feel to be the ultimate goal of teaching and learning. Our key aim as teachers and students should be to widen the chinks of our caverns, inch by inch, so that we can all see the world more brightly and clearly. I love the spirit of Sophia; I love the bravery of the idea that we can all teach and learn from each other, and that we can widen the doors of perception together. I am prou
Hey I am Pooja. I work as Online Marketing Executive in Prismic Reflections a Web App UI Design Agency in Mumbai. My role is to get quality traffic for our clients. Usually I spend time on creating strategies.
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher at Rowan County Middle School in Morehead,KY. Technology Integration emphasis in my classroom. B.A. Morehead State University M.A. Morehead State University
I work with English as a Second Language students at Normandale Community College in MN. I think reading and journaling are some of the best ways to become better writers. M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language, Hamline University B.A. English and French, College of Saint Benedict
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.