I have 25 years teaching experience. Thirteen of those years were spent teaching first grade and one year teaching kindergarten. For the past 11 years, I have taught 5th grade. While there are many things I miss about working with 'the little ones' in the primary grades, I have to say I have really found great satisfaction in working with older students. While teaching reading is a great passion of mine, I have found myself teaching math the past five years. That's just how it goes in education sometimes :) I am slowly finding that a have a passion for math as well. Who knew! No matter what grade level or subject I find myself teaching, I have always enjoyed using technology to make my life easier. I enjoy sharing those various items I've created with other teachers.
I structure my class so that students have the opportunity to discover, explore, work through problems cooperatively. I have found that allowing students to work with their peers provides unexpected and valuable learning opportunities. As a teacher I work to differentiate and integrate instruction whenever possible. On a personal level, I treat every student the way I would want to be treated and expect them to do the same.
2006 Teacher of the Year - Building Level
Bachelor and Master Degrees in Education from FHSU.
I have a wonderful supportive husband and two beautiful children who make me proud daily.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Statistics, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text