Utah State Teaching License (Endorsements: Secondary English and Spanish) Polly has taught in Peru, Mexico, Michigan, California, and Utah. She graduated from Weber State, in Ogden, Utah. She loves connecting with her students and helping them reach their fullest potential. She believes that education is teaching students how to think, not what to think. She feels that education is vital to a full, healthy life. She uses TPR (Total Physical Response) in her Spanish classes as it is the best tool she has found to truly acquire language and if her students attend her class and complete everything she asks of them, they are able to read, write, and speak in Spanish by the end of their first year of study.
She loves to read and strives to help all her students find their love of the written word as well. She also enjoys incorporating History and Art into her English classes, collaborating with faculty members to give her students a well-rounded education. She relishes teaching her students how to write well at a college level.