I am entering my twenty-second year as a teacher in Westfield, New Jersey. During this time I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. This year I will continue working as a Reading/Math Intervention Teacher for Grades 1 and 2. My goal has been to encourage my students to become independent and creative thinkers. I am always humbled by what my students remember and the projects that have made an impact on their learning.
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2012--(Renewed Certification) National Board Certification, Middle Childhood Generalist, Middle Childhood Ages 7-12 2003--(Initial Certification) National Board Certification, Middle Childhood Generalist, Ages 7-12 2000--Charles Philhower Award for Teaching Excellence, Westfield (New Jersey) Rotary Club, Elementary Teacher of the Year
B.A. English, Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 1990 M.A. Instruction and Curriculum, Kean University, Union, New Jersey, 1995
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), Geography, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Study Skills, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Early Intervention, Phonics