I have been teaching since 1996. I have taught all grades from kinder to fifth. I tend to stay with one group of students for at least three years. I have had extensive training in the Writer's Workshop, Early Literacy, and Math.
I love for students to construct their own learning through hands-on projects and activities. I do a lot of inquiry and problem based learning. I also feel that students need a strong foundation in the core subjects. I believe all students can learn and feel successful.
National Board Certified Teacher
I am a product of amazing and caring inner city school teachers and mentors. I attended the beautiful University of California, Santa Cruz for my bachelor's degree. I then went on to earn my teaching credential from California State University, Los Angeles, as well as my administrative degree.
I am married to my college sweetheart and have three beautiful children, ages 18, 14, and 3. My banner is thanks to the awesome 3am Teacher! © 2013 The 3AM Teacher http://the3amteacher.blogspot.com/
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Other (Math), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day, End of Year, Phonics