As a lifelong learner, I have been fortunate to study and teach in many places in the United States, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. I have never had a bad experience as a teacher nor as a student. "Always Look for the Lesson" has been my motto, which has turned some pretty harrowing experiences into the funniest times of my life.
My Teaching Philosophy
I believe in meeting you, the student, wherever you are when you come to campus. It does not matter if you come to Cypress College from an area high school, a private school, a home school, or a school in another country. At Cypress, we understand the importance of recognizing and respecting all students. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for all students to develop into strong college graduates and successful human beings.
My classes take advantage of the Internet and many mobile technologies to enhance learning. Students work in groups and individually to build presentations and web pages, sharing what they have discovered during the semester. The final projects, which incorporate various media, show not only what students learned, but also how creative their expression can be.