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, Science, 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