My Teaching Experience I am in my 12th year of teaching! Lavonia Elementary -- 2013 - present; 5th Grade Teacher Reading/ELA Lavonia Elementary -- 2010 - 2013; Kindergarten Teacher Lavonia Elementary -- 2008 - 2010; Special Education Teacher Eastanollee Elementary -- 2004 -2008; Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Lavonia Elementary School -- 2004; After School Teacher - Kindergarten Bright Promises Children Center -- summer 2003; Summer Lead Teacher Franklin County High School -- 2000; Special Education Paraprofessional
I am very passionate about teaching, so you will see me get a little animated when I teach, moving about the room, encouraging students, being very explicit, modeling, modeling, modeling and providing samples to help students be successful!
Outstanding Senior Award in College
My Education Graduated 1998: Crescent High School, Iva, SC Clemson University: Attended 1998-1999 (transfered) Emmanuel College: 2004, BSEd, Early Childhood Education Walden University: 2007, MEd, Early Childhood Education, Reading & Literacy Special Education General Curriculum (p-12) added 2008 Nova Southeastern University: 2011, EdS, Curriculum & Teaching
Training Teach Like a Rockstar (2012) Solution Tree: Professional Learning Communities (2011) Georgia Early Literacy Training (2011) Assistive Technology (ATSTAR) Trained (2009) Training in Autism (2009) Co-Teaching Training (2009) Training in Behavior Management (2008) INTECH Certified (2004) Web Site Awards (previous teacher site 2003-2008) Work Sampling System Assessment Training - Spring (2007) High Scope Training - Fall (2004) Presenter - RESA PIONEER Georgia Academic Service Learning Colloquium, Habersham High School, (2003) Committees Served Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Committee (2013-present) Lead Kindergarten Teacher (2012) Model Classroom Common Core/AFL (2011-2012) Pyramid of Intervention Committee (2011-12) Professional Learning Committee (2011) Teacher Advisory Counsel (2009-present) Reading Vertical Team (2008-2011) LES Website Maintenance (2008-present) My Teaching Philosophy I love to teach because each of my students are special and unique in their own way. It is important to me that each child has the opportunity to learn in a safe, nurturing environment and also learn to their fullest potential. Making learning enjoyable and meaningful is a top priority of mine, as well as, to ensure that each child continues their lifelong learning journey with a positive attitude!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Arts & Music, Music, ELA Test Prep, Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading