My career in education started with teaching in an elementary school in Central Pennsylvania. I enjoyed the opportunities I had teaching all content areas, mentoring and training teachers, collaborating with university faculty, and developing district curricula. I became increasingly intrigued by how students learn mathematics, which led me to pursue studies in graduate school. While studying mathematics education, I conducted research on mathematics teaching and learning, pedagogical content knowledge and curricula.
My Students at University of Colorado Denver
My students at CU Denver each come with a wealth of knowledge, life experiences, perspectives on education and a disposition to learn. I have a profound respect for people who choose teaching as their profession. I attempt to build on my students’ current resources and perspectives in order to foster their abilities to design and implement effective and engaging instruction.
Classes I teach at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education & Human Development:
- Mathematics Instruction and Assessment - UEDU 4/5002
- Elementary Mathematics Teaching - UEDU 4/5003
- Mathematics for Elementary Teachers - MATH 3040/ELED 5400
- ASPIRE to Teach program
My Research Interests
- Mathematics Teaching and Learning
- Instructional Coaching
- Urban Education
- Teacher Education
I enjoy hiking, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
<< Back to Directory