Jay M. Robinson Middle School
Business Education, Computer Skills, PLTW
I graduated from Elon College in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. While teaching horseback riding lessons in Austin, Texas, I decided that teaching was something I enjoyed and wanted to pursue. I received my Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certification from the University of Texas, Austin and have been teaching since 1998. I have taught a variety of Middle School business courses as well as 4th and 5th grade. I currently live and teach in Charlotte, NC at Jay M. Robinson Middle School, where I am also the FBLA adviser and CTE Department Chair.
In 2012, I incorporated Lead2Feed into my classes when I was looking for activities to enrich my curriculum. In 2016, I decided to teach Lead4Change (then Lead2Feed) as the curriculum during our enrichment time and through FBLA. Lead4Change provides students with an opportunity to reach out beyond themselves and make a difference. In education today success is measured by testing data. Lead4Change enables students to realize that success is also measured by actions, determination, and dedication to a goal. Students find their voice and begin to realize that they can make a difference, but they cannot do it alone. The lessons taught in the Lead4Change curriculum align perfectly with the 21st Century Skills and meet a variety of other educational competencies. Most importantly, students learn that leadership involves people working together, which is something we will need from our future leaders!
BS Business Administration Elon College, Elon, NC
Post Baccalaureate Teaching Certification, University of Texas – Austin
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