I have a degree in Spanish and computer science teaching from Brigham Young University. I love teaching, and feel that it is a noble and important responsibility. I enjoy teaching and learning and feel that being a lifetime learner is a valuable skill.
As a business and computer science teacher at Lyman High School, I've had the incredible opportunity to work with high school students to learn practical career skills. I've developed a new high school program and curriculum for the business, computer science, and STEM department. This curriculum includes classes and skills that were previously not offered at the school.
I graduated from Brigham Young University in December of 2018 with a degree in Spanish Teaching with a minor in Computer Science Teaching. To get to this point, I took many courses on pedagogy including:
I worked as a student teacher for 14 weeks. During this time, I designed new curriculum and assessments for Spanish and computer science classes. I taught and managed classes with over 40 students and developed a new classroom management system. I presented this system to other teachers in PLC (professional learning community) meetings.
During a two year mission in Peru, I led a team of volunteer representatives. I conducted weekly training meetings and motivated team members to meet key indicators and goals. During this time, I learned a lot about what it means to be a leader. I worked really hard to lead by example, and create good rapport with my team members. In the end, I probably learned as much from them as they did from me.