I have been teaching for 7 years and I am currently a Technology Integration Specialist for one of the largest districts in Maine. I have also worked as a 4th grade teacher, a Title I Reading Teacher and an Ed Tech III. I aide other teachers in learning how to incorporate various forms of media into their lessons.I am also my districts Curriculum coordinator for digital media and getting it to align to the CC standards. I enjoy keeping our district staff up to date with all the new and fun technologies. I keep my plate very full, but I also find it very rewarding.
My classroom is always a warm friendly place to be. My style is very discussion oriented with many opportunities for hands on learning, problem solving, and exploration. I find that when they kids feel they are driving the buggy...they are more apt to engage fully and retain more of each lesson. Most of my lessons include student participation at the Smartboard AND at their seats. Just because there is one child at the board, doesn't mean the kids seated can't participate too! (I am not currently in a classroom, but in many.)
Summa Cum Laude at UNE 2011, UNE Dean's List 2009-2011, Outstanding Student in Elementary Education 2004, Outstanding Student in Performing Arts 2001, Scholarship Recipient of Mickelson MobilExxon Teacher's Academy 2011, and the 2010 Apple Award.
University of New England - Master's in Literacy (M.S.) - Summa Cum Laude, 2011 University of Maine - Elementary Eduaction (B.S.) with a minor in Dance Education Caribou High School - 1999
I have two beautiful children who are my inspiration and my life. They are my breath and my blood without them I would cease to be anything. Love is a powerful thing...be sure to tell everyone how you feel everyday.