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.