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TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

I embrace teaching as an opportunity to inspire and empower. As a teacher, my goal is to enhance student learning as a transformative experience. I seek to help students to grow and negotiate change through their educational experience. Promoting an understanding that social and political forces shape growth and personal construction and utilization of knowledge is central to my educational philosophy because it helps students sharpen critical thinking. One way I work to encourage students to challenge existing boundaries is by teaching them to make the familiar strange and question how they have come to know what they believe. This helps students see boundaries, whether personal or social, as constructed and affords them an opportunity to challenge and move beyond them. It is movement “against and beyond boundaries” that empowers, transforms, and humanizes.

Teaching in Excellence Award Winner 2015 – Northeastern University

EDUCATION

Duquesne University, Master’s of Science, GPA 3.6
Concentration: Leadership, Business Ethics, and Philosophy
Areas of Knowledge: Business Ethics, Organizational Ethics, Information Ethics, Global Ethics, Ethical & Legal Challenges, Leading and Managing People, Conflict Resolution, Legal Issues for Leaders, Handling Change.

Duquesne University, Bachelor of Science, GPA 3.5

Concentration: Leadership & Professional Communication
Areas of Knowledge: Creating High Performance, Mass Communication, Business Writing, Leadership in the Presidency, Organizational Communication
Magna Cum Laude

YOGA EDUCATION

200 RYT – Yoga Alliance, White Crow Yoga, Nashville, TN

300 RYT – Yoga Alliance, White Crow Yoga, Nashville, TN

  • Specializations: Yoga Therapy, Biomechanics, Egoscue, Somatics, Meditation, Chakra’s, Ayurveda, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Thai Yoga, Yin Yoga, The Melt Method, and Body Rolling

Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans, 15 Hours – Training, Princeton Yoga, Princeton, NJ

Healing Trauma Through Yoga, 20 Hours – David Emerson, Mettaversity (www.mettaversity.com)

Aqua Yoga, 15 Hours – White Crow Yoga, Nashville, TN

Prison Yoga – 15 Hours – Training, Denver, CO

YOGA MEMBERSHIPS

Yoga Alliance – Since 2010

International Association of Yoga Therapists – Since 2014

SOFTWARE COMPETENCIES

Microsoft Certified Trainer in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Access, Front Page, and Publisher Expert Knowledge in: BlackBoard, eCampus, Educator, Provost, WebCT, SmartThinking, SMART Board

Certifications: Certified Online Instructor, Northeastern University, Certified BlackBoard Expert, Writing Lab Certified, Northeastern University