My expertise is in beginning reading/phonics/word study. I am a reading specialist and studied under renowned professors Shane Templeton and Donald Bear. I am a National Board Certified Teacher. Visit my blog: http://tchrgrl.blogspot.com I have been a teacher for 14 years. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I am currently teaching 1st grade. Five years ago I wrote a grant for a SMARTboard and received two for our school. Then, I entered the SMART Teacher content challenge contest and was the North American Primary Winner! I won a fabulous trip to London which was incredible. What a city! SMARTtech is an amazing company with amazing people and using their product has changed my life.