I have taught 5th grade since 2002, and I LOVE teaching American History! I have also taught math and reading, but social studies is my favorite.
I am very hands-on, and strongly believe in creating an environment that is exciting to all five senses of the body. My room frequently and dramatically changes as we work our way through American history. I try to keep my students on their toes...keep them guessing as to what's going to happen next time.
GISD Teacher of the Year 2011
I lived my whole life in Georgetown, Texas except for the four years I was in Denton, Texas where I graduated from the University of North Texas in 2002 with a degree in education grades 1-8. I also have been trained as a History Alive coach.
I live in Walburg, Texas, just down the road from Georgetown, and teach at Cooper Elementary. I have been blessed to be able to be departmentalized and just teach social studies for the past three years. I have been married for six years to my all-time crush, J.C. We haven't been blessed with children yet, but we do have two Chihuahuas named Boomer and Bandit. The verse that continues to speak to me, and I would like to share with you is Psalm 28:7, "The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him with song."
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), History, Geography, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Study Skills, Physical Science, Problem Solving, ESL / ELL / EFL, Study Skills, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Mental Math, Halloween, Student Council