I have spent the last five years teaching First Grade ESL students at a public charter school in Houston. I just LOVE teaching! Before that I spent over twenty years teaching/mentoring PK-12 in a variety of settings. My passion is guided small group-differentiated learning in a self-contained classroom of first graders. I have also worked in sales and marketing and participate in a variety of musical endeavors.
I use guided reading and guided math with my kids. My classroom is small group/differentiated in all areas. I also specialize in RTI tracking materials.
Honor: Mother to Katie
BA in Philosophy from St Olaf College. Texas Teaching Certificate.
Married with a six year old daughter in kindergarten.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Social Studies - History), Literature, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Summer, End of Year