I have been an elementary education teacher for 22 years. I have taught first and second grade as well as Basic Skills.
My goal is to create a classroom where children know they are important, feel safe to take risks, realize nothing is impossible and are destined to reach their fullest potential. I will not rush or force my students to fit into a time schedule of achievement, but rather support, encourage and guide them to work at their own pace on their road to accomplishment.
~Nominated for Disney's Teacher of the Year three times. ~Featured in the book "Thank You Teacher, Letters Celebrating Extraordinary Teachers" which was published by Disney.
I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Seton Hall University in the areas of Elementary Education and Psychology. I have a Master's Degree in Education with a Specialization in Early Literacy. I have over 45 Graduate Credits beyond my Master's Degree in the areas of Elementary Education and Social Work.
I am married to a wonderful man and have two sons I adore, ages 9 and 13, that keep me busy!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, Government, Arts & Music, Other (Specialty), Education, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text