I have a total of 21 years teaching experience. After I received my M.Ed. from the University of Florida, I began teaching in elementary school, where I taught pull-out remedial classes for grades 2-5 and a section of K-1. Then I taught Pre-K for 5 years, before I decided to go up to Middle School, where I have been in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. I am currently teaching 7th grade where I seem to have found my niche. I am certified in Elementary Education as well as in Middle Grades in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. I am also certified as a Teacher Support Specialist. I have an endorsement as a Reading Specialist K-12, and I also completed my Gifted and Talented Endorsement.
I try to make everyday an unforgettable day! I make every effort to appeal to a variety of learning styles, so that students can stay focused and engaged in learning. Children should walk away from my classroom with a love for reading and a hunger for learning something new everyday.
Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, Teacher of the Year 1999-2000, Teacher Support Specialist, 2010 VFW Teacher of the Year for the State of Georgia
Graduated with honors from the University of Florida.
Although I have many students, I have two children of my own. My daughter is now 31, and just got married! She is currently working as a chef at a fine restaurant in Seattle. My son is 30 and is currently working as a CNC programmer. I am enjoying being a grandmother of a sweet little boy. My husband and I love the outdoors, especially camping, fishing, and going to the springs or the beach. We have two dogs, a lab/chow mix and a border collie/daschund mix, who are both spoiled rotten.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, World History, Foreign Language, Spanish, German, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Vocal Music, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Astronomy, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, Geography (University), Journalism, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Canadian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Cooking, Basic Reading, Basic Math, Writing, Study Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, For Administrators, Test Preparation