I have taught elementary school for over a decade with the majority of my experience in teaching 3rd grade in an urban setting with bilingual students. I speak some Spanish so I am better able to communicate with the parents of my students. I have also taught for one year each in 2nd and 4th and subbed K-5 as well as running an afterschool program and teaching preschool. Currently alongside teaching third grade I am a mentor to new teachers as well as a workshop presenter on topics including Reading Strategies, Math Interventions, Whole Brain Teaching. Classroom Management and Technology in the Classroom.
Silly and Encouraging! I can't or giving up is not an option in my classroom.
Founding Teacher at NEW Academy
BA in Psychology; BA in Human Development: Child Emphasis; Nursery School Administration; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with Emphasis in Culture and Language Acquisition; and course work towards a Masters in School Counseling. TESOL Certification and currently pursuing Masters in Reading.
I enjoy spending time with my family. My hobbies include travel, reading, cooking, hiking and adventuring around the great city of LA. You can also find me blogging at http://teachermsh.blogspot.com/
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Arts & Music, Other (Arts), EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, Phonics