I am in my 5th year of teaching and have taught K, 1st, 2nd, and middle school science. I love creating engaging units for teachers that are aligned with Common Core Standards.
I have a very hands-on teaching style with a goal to engage all students in a love for learning. I believe learning is best when it is seen, heard, and felt so we are always on the move in first grade!
My greatest award is the success of my students! I love working with kids and nurturing their self-esteem and achievement.
I am a K-8 certified teacher with a Reading Specialist endorsement. I have also taken several classes in gifted education. I have a Bachelor's in Architectural Design from Arizona State University and was in the design and architecture field for 20 years. I went back to school in 2008 to become credentialed in K-8 elementary education and have never looked back! My husband has recently joined me in the teaching world as a 6th-8th grade Math teacher.
I am the wife of an amazing husband that I am proud to be married to for 23 years and have two wonderful children, a 6th grade girl and a 3rd grade boy. I teach at an A-rated K-8 school that is very family focused and I am so very fortunate to be at the same school as my children. In my spare time I love creating, reading, and spending time trying to keep up with my very active family.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Visual Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, Early Intervention