Phone: 909.3075540 ext 55415
Degrees and Certifications:
BA MA BEd SPED Mild/Moderate
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I started my teaching career in Canada in 2005. I moved to the United States in 2008 and taught at Benjamin Franklin Elementary in Riverside for 10 years. I moved to Kimberly Elementary last year because it is such a great school and so close to home, and I love it here. Over the years I have taught 4th Grade, 5th Grade, and 6th Grade, and I have taught reading intervention to all grades, and Special Education in a mild-moderate SDC setting. I always enjoy seeing students learn new things and grow their awareness of their world. My goal is to help students become better global citizens. I aim to teach with a growth mindset philosophy. Please see the link to more resources on this topic.
I bring a global view to my teaching. I was born in South Africa and moved to Canada when I was 23. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Studies, a Masters of Arts degree in Political Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a special education Credential. I began teaching in Canada in the 2005/2006 school year and moved the Redlands area in 2008 when my wife was offered a teaching position at California State University San Bernardino, where she is now the chair of the History Department and Professor of African history.
I am a Google Certified Educator and enjoy incorporating technology into academic work to augment, modify and redefine how students can learn and demonstrate understanding in the digital age. I plan to incorporate a lot of art into our work. I'm an avid recreational cyclist and love traveling.