I love making teaching activities and units! Often times, I would search and search for the right thing to use with my students but didn't have any luck finding it. So, I started to create my own materials and now I love sharing them with other teachers. This is my 9th year of teaching. Six of these years have been teaching science and language arts. I spent seven years teaching 5th grade (which I loved!) Now, I am the middle school literacy teacher!
I am a very high energy, enthusiastic teacher who tries to incorporate technology and interactive lessons into my plans (and I occasionally dress up like a mad scientist!) I like a lot of hands-on activity and active discussion with my students. I love creating my own materials that are tailored to the standards that I teach.
George A. Pflaum Award, Nominated for Panera Rising Above Teaching Award, Three-time presenter at OCEA convention I've also received several "World's Best Teacher" ornaments and mugs. :)
Bachelor's degree in Middle Childhood Education from The University of Dayton Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ohio Dominican University
I have two very spoiled bulldogs named Oliver and Hank. My husband and I enjoy cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes and trying out restaurants in the area (my favorite is Mexican food!). I also love to write and read.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Health, Critical Thinking, Literature, Instructional Technology, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Informational Text