I am currently teaching 1st Grade, and love it! I have also previously taught Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 2nd grade. I have been told by more than one colleague and administrators that I am very much a "primary" teacher, which I take to be a wonderful compliment to my teaching experience and preferences!
I am a faithful, loving, creative, kind and positive person. I take these ideals with me into my classroom. I teach with with Love and Logic and I have very high expectations for my students and my classroom because my students capable of so much learning! While I am firm I am loving, and where I am neat and have a place for every thing in my room, I love getting creative and messy! I believe in student-based, student-driven planning, learning and teaching. I expect my students to be involved, be engaged and have fun, because they don't even know they are learning when they are all these things!
The greatest reward that I could ever receive is seeing the "light bulb click" when one of my students makes a learning connection for the very first time. Nothing is more precious that the love that each one of my students gives me each and every day. There is no workplace where one could feel more valued than in a Kindergarten classroom!
I am a Texas girl through and through. Born and raised in the Lone Star State, I graduated from The University of Texas San Antonio with my Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-4. I am certified EC-4 Generalist and ESL EC-4.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also spend a great deal of time volunteering with the youth at the church where my husband works. Since I was a small child, I have found nothing as relaxing, rewarding or freeing as reading a good book! I love many different types and kinds of books, but some of my favorite stories are written by children's authors! Some of my favorite authors are: Judy Blume, Eric Carle, Kevin Henkes, Laura Numeroff, Mo Willems and MANY more!