I have taught for 19 years, fifth and sixth grade, both self-contained and math/science. I have mentored new teachers for several year - so much fun and so rewarding!
I believe that "children must hold math in their hands before they can hold it in their heads". I strive to maintain a needs-driven, hands-on, student-engaged classroom.
I've presented at the state level at NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics, been selected Teacher of the Year, been selected Elementary Math Teacher of the year, helped translate the 5th grade math Common Core Standards for our district, and continue to facilitate regular professional development meetings on CCSS.
Graduated from The University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). Attended Sandhills Community College
I am married to the best man in the world and mom of the three best children!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Special Education, Math Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, Literature, Statistics, Economics (k-12), Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text