I have been a teacher in Southern California for 15 years. I have spent the last 12 years teaching first grade and this is my second year teaching second grade. I am loving every minute of it. I have been the Gifted and ELD Coordinator at my site. I am currently the Elemenatry Coordinator at a K-12 Magnet School.
I love creating new ways for my kids to learn new ideas. I like to constantly reinvent my teaching strategies so it works for each new class and for the individual student. I also appreciate being inspired and motivated by my colleagues ideas as well. It takes a village...
I have a BA from UC Santa Barbara and have a multiple subject K-8 credential and my MA in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from CSU Northridge.
I have also held the positions of Bilingual/ESL, Gifted and Talented, Intervention and Elementary coordinator throughout my teaching career.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Environment, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, President's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text