I've been in education for 19 years and have taught students all 19 years in various capacities. I taught 3rd for 10 years but have also taught Kindergarten and First Grade. I worked with academically gifted students (K-2) in a pull-out program for the past three years. I have served at both school and district levels as an instructional coach where I collaborate with administration, teachers and students daily on best practices and innovative ideas for delivering quality instruction using quality resources. A team makes the dream work!
hands-on, motivational activities that target the teaching of an objective, cooperative learning, active learning by students, multiple intelligences, data driven using feedback gained from students through informal and formal assessement to include, formative and summative.
National Board Certified Teacher 2001-current, Nominated for Disney's Teacher of the Year 2001, Long Hill's Teacher of the Year 2005-06, Teacher of the Week 2004-2005, NC Teacher Academy Trainer, 2006-2011
Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Methodist University; AIG Certified K-12, Methodist University; National Board Certification, Early Childhood Generalist
I have a passion for what I do and always strive to grow professionally. Collaboration and the sharing of ideas make our classrooms a better place for children and often inspire us to new heights. This is one reason Teachers Pay Teachers is such a blessing to teachers and their students everywhere.