I have been teaching for 11 years. I've taught PK-7th Grade, except 1st. I'm a Texas teacher who uses the TEKS to drive instruction. Currently, I am teaching 5th Grade Gifted Students for our entire district. I have taught in a variety of school districts. My teaching career began in a rural district where I taught reading for an entire Junior High School. Then, I moved on to a suburban district where I taught Intermediate School Reading and Social Studies. For the past 9 years, I've been at an Urban Title 1 School.
My goal is to instill my students with higher order thinking skills and problem solving strategies so that my students are prepared for the future. I take pride in creating a multi-cultural environment that values my students heritage. I like to get my students up, moving and talking through project based learning.
*Nominee for "Teacher for the Year" 3 years. *Voyager Gold-Star Teacher with over 90% of Kindergarten Students Reading on Grade Level. *Campus LPAC Chairperson *GT Specialist
I graduated from Texas Tech University and went on to own an Embroidery and Screen-Printing Business. We worked many trade shows and I was able to utilize my creativity through marketing. I enjoyed owning a company, but I felt drawn to teaching. Eventually, I went through alternative certification and became a teacher.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year