I have been a fourth grade teacher for six years. During the last four years, I have taught math, science and writing.
My fourth and fifth grade classrooms have consisted of a variety of learners on multiple levels - ranging from first to fifth grade. I am active and energetic - Lessons with real world problems and situations excite me!
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I received a Bachelor of Business Management and Marketing and a minor in Leadership Studies from the University of South Florida. I am currently taking classes for a Master's of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
Prior to teaching, I worked in the insurance and marketing industry. I left the corporate world when I wasn't happy with the "daily grind" that left me drained and unfulfilled at the end of the day. I knew I wanted to do something that bettered the lives of others. Teaching is by far the hardest task I have encountered, but the rewards at the end of most days are priceless. I would not trade my corporate experience for anything. I believe this gives me an advantage as a teacher because I know exactly what skills students need to be successful citizens once they reach adulthood. Daily I embed age appropriate life skills that will start preparing students for the real world.
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Environment, Arts & Music, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Word Problems, General Science, Library Skills, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Phonics