I received my BS in Biology from Grambling State University and my MA from the University of Phoenix in Elementary Education. I am currently teaching 4th and 5th grade science at Bethany Christian School. I also act as a technology advisor to the teachers. I have just been awarded the PBS Innovative Teacher Award for demonstrating the use of innovative teaching strategies in the classroom. My philosophy of teaching begins with the principle that all students are able to learn if instruction has been presented in the proper manner. I am an advocate of differentiated learning and inquiry based instruction in the classroom. I believe that both of these concepts allow teachers the flexibility to teach students effectively based on their learning style.