I taught for nine years in public schools, and also taught at the junior college level for one year. I have taught a variety of levels, from remedial reading to gifted. I am a history buff, so my students read a lot of primary sources in my class. I am currently working on my Ph.D. in literacy studies.
All science materials are written by my husband, a science teacher with ten years experience working with multiple grade levels. His classroom games series is a great way to integrate some fun and competition or collaboration into your science lessons.
I try to be very creative, high-energy, and my room is often in a state of "organized chaos." I love to keep my students active and involved, and use a variety of stations and assessments in my classroom regularly.
University Graduate Fellowship - University of South Florida,2010
NAGC Master's & Specialists Award for Exceptional Contributions to Gifted & Talented Education, 2010
MA in Gifted Education from the University of South Florida
BA in English from Berea College
I'm going back to school! As of August 2012, I will be a full-time doctoral student in Literacy. I also write a blog that focuses on YA & children's lit. Feel free to check it out! http://got2review.blogspot.com/ Some of my lesson units are available on Amazon. Available units include: "Haiku Is For Wimps," "Dread Locks: A Novel Unit," "Novel Guide for the Graveyard Book," "Novel Unit for The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg," and "Novel Unit for Aliens on Vacation."