Western Michigan University, BA Dance
Hope College, Teacher Certification Health and Psychology
Grand Valley State University, M. Ed Curriculum and Instruction
PED 265, PED 266, PED 207
Why I Became A Health Educator: I believe that health is the backbone to being a happy and successful individual! Health education is a crucial part of an education program because it teaches students a knowledge base that they will carry with them for their entire lives and equips them with skills to make healthy choices that affect their physical, social, and emotional well-being. I have a passion for promoting fitness, nutrition, and mental health, and I love to find new ways to deliver creative and motivating lessons!
What I Love About This Program: As an educator, one always wants to reach as many students as he or she can. I cannot think of a more rewarding experience than being able to educate pre-service teachers in the content area that I love. My students are amazing, and I learn from them as well! Teaching in higher education has been a goal of mine, and I am so proud to be part of the program.