As an alternative education paraprofessional for an environmentally based educational program, I found myself becoming interested in several environmental issues, including groundwater and soil remediation. However I found my job on the line due to budget cuts and shifting of administration. I had always told my students “The only way out of your current situation is education.” It was time for me to follow my words and put them to the test, I made the decision to go back to school to finish my bachelors. I took a closer look at what I...
Central Michigan University, Classroom Assistant
2014 - 2015
Teaching Assistant for Earth Processes, GEL 130. Assisted in setting up labs, grading exams, and scheduling tutoring sessions with students.
Central Michigan University Vivarium, Vivarium Tech
2013 - 2014
Assisted graduate students in the care and upkeep of their test subjects.
Shepherd Public Schools, Paraprofessional
2005 - 2012
Provided both group and one on one tutoring and instructing for all core classes for alternative high school students. Working in alt ed taught me that there isn't always just one way to approach a problem. Sometimes we have to turn the educational experience on it's head and see what happens.