As I embarked on my 11th year of teaching in 2012 I had no idea what adventures were in store! After giving birth to my third child and spending the first quarter at home, I plunged, headlong into the world of Kindergarten for the first time in my career. Five years in first grade and five years as a Title I interventionist well-prepared me for the task of teaching, but I could never have been prepared for the sheer joy my students find in life and learning and the blessings they would give back to me in the process.
My teaching style can be described as student-centered, structured, flexible, and fun. I want my students to take charge of their own learning, at times I deviate from the lesson plan when learning opportunities arise, but I always begin at the common core with individual student data and assessment in mind.
Named Elementary Teacher of the Year by the KCTE-LA, 2015. I am blessed to teach at one of the top-ranked elementary schools in the state of Kentucky in the 3rd highest ranked school district!
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with English emphasis from Murray State University - 2002. Master's Degree in Reading and Writing from Murray State University - 2006. Gifted and Talented Endorsement from Murray State University - 2012. Master's in Library Media and Technology from Murray State University - 2014.
I am a full-time teaching/ part-time graduate student/ non-stop dreaming mother of three precious children and wife to a hard-working preschool teacher/ girls basketball coach/ church deacon... and I wouldn't have it any other way!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Biology, Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Instrumental Music, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, Career and Technical Education, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Handwriting, For Administrators, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics