BA in Secondary Education, Literature, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Masters in Science, Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
My thoughts on PSIA-AASI Central:
I am committed to this organization because it is lead by educators who continually seek to learn and grow and improve what they do in the service of others. That’s the kind of organization to which you want to dedicate your professional life. I have so much respect for the snowsports instructors adapting to learning styles on the slope, out in the elements. In Central, many education staff members do this job on top of a separate professional career. That is dedication.
The Person: Highlights
A career in education, librarianship, critical thinking, farming, running my own business, and beer education have all brought me to the point where I feel like I am receptive to identifying and speaking to member needs. Everyone has their own learning style, things that speak to them, and to be a good instructor, you have to know how to really listen, watch, reflect. No one beer will appeal to anyone. No one approach to teaching will work for every student. We are here in the Central Office to support members and the education staff leading them. I am proud to do that.