My teaching philosophy is to engage and encourage students to work collaboratively, and guide them towards a core understanding of the course work and its most fundamental principles. I strive to empower students to function effectively as members of a rapidly changing global community. I embrace the role of communication in establishing and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships, problem solving, critical and creative thinking, technology, and classroom readiness.
Teaching provides me with an opportunity for continual learning and growth. I hope that as an educator, I can instill a love of learning in my students, as I share my own passion for learning with them. I feel there is a need for kindhearted, strong, and enthusiastic individuals who are excited about working with adult learners. In our competitive society it is important for students to not only receive a solid education, but to work with someone who is aware of and sensitive to their individual needs. I am that person and will always strive to be the best educator that I can be.
- Facilitator and Host – The Phoenix Theatre and Black Theatre Troupe in conjunction with The Center for the Study of Racism and Democracy present: The Scottsboro Boys; a minstrel-style play about the landmark civil rights case.
Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award - Estrella Mountain Community College 2021
Outstanding Adjunct Award for visionary guidance and undaunting leadership in the classroom. Estrella Mountain Community College.