I'm a beginning teacher that finally got a classroom, after subbing for the last four years. (I also did impact teaching for ELL students and had several long-term sub assignments.) It's been a long road to gain a full-time job and I'm thrilled to be teaching Kindergarten this year!
Balanced. I have high expectations, but know that students learn more when they enjoy it, so I make it fun too! I'm an organized planner, but know that teaching is all about adapting and being flexible to change.
Unofficial award of "best teacher ever" by my current first-graders.
Bachelor's degree in Psychology from UCSD
Mother of two remarkable children, wife of one amazing hubby, teacher and friend of many.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, General Science, Library Skills, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, The New Year, Valentine's Day, President's Day, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Handwriting, Phonics