I taught elementary school for 9 years, and taught 3-5 year-olds for 10 years before that. Now I am writing educational materials and substitute teaching K-8. I have been researching and writing for 4 years to teach standards-based content in a way that I feel is very successful.
I incorporate reading, writing and math into every subject area. I use differentiated text and materials for my students, and I use many 100% engagement techniques. I'm enthusiastic about teaching, and it rubs off on students. I try to teach everything in the context of real life, connecting the topic to the students and to the world.
Teacher of the Year nominee 2011-2012 Arizona Master Teacher Certification
M.A. in Human Development, spec. Early Childhood Education - Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, CA B.S. in Human and Consumer Sciences - Community Nutrition and Food Service Management - Ohio University, Athens, OH AZ Teaching Certificate (K-8) FL Teaching Certificate (K-6)
I am available for author visits (free of charge, unless >50 miles transportation), and I donate $3 per book sold at school author visits, towards that school. Contact me if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Science, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Career and Technical Education, Health, ELA Test Prep, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, Informational Text