I have been involved in education in some capacity for the last twenty years. Young people are what energize me and make me thrive in life. My experience includes teaching in public schools - urban, suburban, and rural, homeschooling, teaching in parochial schools, tutoring, summer school, and directing mid-week clubs, programs, and short-term summer camps. I have been full time in the classroom for fourteen years, and also substituted at all levels full time for two years. In general, I love working with students and seeing them achieve success when they have put forth hard work and effort. Getting to ignite their excitement for future endeavors is a daily goal. My main career goal and objective is to grow in my efforts of building an engaging and rigorous learning atmosphere.