I have been working as an educator for the last 16 years. I am currently a 4th grade teacher at Burton Elementary School. During my career, I have taught grades k-6.
My focus is.....teaching beyond the test!! I have found that many students have become very skilled at taking tests, but are unable to think independantly beyond that....I am to make sure that students leaving my class can!! I am pretty straight forward in the classroom. I enjoy taking the old and making it new. I achieve this through creating or tweaking materials to meet my student's needs.
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I attended Concordia University in Irvine, California and earned my BA. I then moved on to Chapman University in Orange, California for my teaching credential. I have also earned my Masters and credential in Education/Administration from La Verne.
I have had the opportunity to work as a k-6 teacher, literacy coordinator (ELA/ELD materials & assessments), science specialist and professional development provider (reading/writing), Data Team Lead.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Curriculum & Instruction, Education, Exercise Science, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Back to School, Informational Text, Test Preparation