I have been teaching in Elementary School for 14 years. I was a fourth grade teacher for my first 3 years. Then I switched to first grade. I will probably retire in first grade.
In first grade I have students of all levels. I try to meet the needs of all of my students by doing a variety of things in the classroom. I teach guided reading in a large group and a small group setting. I incorporate the Daily 5 into my classroom as well. I try to integrate all of my subject areas on a daily basis.
I was nominated twice for Sylvania Teacher of the Year. I won Teacher of the Year in 2009.
I attended Bowling Green State University for Undergraduate school and The University of Toledo for Graduate school.
I am the mother to 8 year old triplets. I have two girls and a boy. I also have three step children who I absolutely adore. They are 8, 10, & 12. So yes, I have 6 children and 4 of them are 8. Life is busy but I wouldn't have it any other way!