I am a National Board Certified Teacher and have taught elementary school for the past twelve years. I have taught many grade levels, but currently I teach 3rd. I started my own website in 2010 called www.AmazingClassroom.com after I was heartbroken at the fact that I wasn't hired for a job that I applied for at an interactive whiteboard company. I knew their software, knew their products, and thought I was the best person for the job. When a best friend of the person doing the hiring got the job, and knew nothing about the company, all hope was lost, or at least I thought. Later I realized that things work out for certain reasons even though we many not understand them at the time. Since then, my husband and I have started our own website for teachers, www.AmazingClassroom.com and I still get to teach and do the the job I love each and every day. I have no hard feelings and realize I am doing what I was meant to do. The website is growing each and every day and I couldn't be happier!
I do TONS of formative assessment and individualize instruction for each of my kiddos. I find that this has produced the best results and increased achievement in all areas, but especially reading and math. I don't waste any time teaching kids things they already know. Some students in my third grade class are working on multiplying three digit by two digit numbers while others are still learning their multiplication facts. I do this by using formative assessment to guide my instruction, and summative assessments to see what my students have learned. I also incorporate TONS of center activities and group work throughout the day so students can work together and learn together. I use a Promethean Activboard 500 Touch along with Activexpression 2's, an Activslate, and Activsound in my daily classroom instruction. I teach with a variety of Promethean flipchart lessons that I create for my students and also include on my AmazingClassroom site for other teachers.
2007 Promethean Teacher Feature for the month of November 2007 Teacher of the Year for my elementary school 2008 Earned my Nationall Board Certification in Middle/Childhood Generalist 2011 Won an ACTIVboard 500 Touch Screen for the most downloaded resource on Promethean Planet 2011 Won a set of Activexpressions for the second most forum posts on Promethean Planet 2012 Emerson Excellence in teaching award from my elementary school
Bachelor's of Science in Education National Board Certification Middle/Childhoold Generalist Master's in Educational Leadership