I am getting ready to enter my fourth full year of teaching in North Carolina. I am certified in five areas which include English as a Second Language, Middle School Social Studies, Middle School Science, Middle School Language Arts, and Middle School Math. This past year, I taught 8th Grade Science in the Randolph County School District. I believe in creating a classroom environment that incorporates the three R's of rigor, relevance, and relationships. I have a strong passion to see students get on track in literacy and to develop higher-level critical thinking skills.
Cooperative Group Learning, SIOP strategies, MAX Reading Strategies
Certified to teach Middle School Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies, and English to Speakers of Other Languages
Bachelor of Arts- UNC-Charlotte (Class of 2001) Graduate Certificate to Teach Middle School Social Studies
I live in Kannapolis, North Carolina where I was born and raised. I have always had a tremendous passion for history and literacy. I am a certified teacher in five areas in North Carolina. I enjoy every minute of seeing students learn. My goal is to challenge students to learn while also teaching them to enjoy the opportunity to learn.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Math, Algebra, Fractions, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, European History, World History, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Geology, History, Other, Geography (k-12), Other (Social Studies - History), Literature, Economics (k-12), Word Problems, Short Stories, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day