I have been teaching for 20 years! I taught 5th grade for 5 years, 3rd grade for 1 year, and spent my reamaining 10 years in 2nd grade. I have taught special education, gifted education, English language learners, reading support, general education.....all kinds of learners!
I like to keep kids engaged, busy, challenged or remediated as necessary. I believe in lots of guided practice to model and teach new topics and skills, as well as time for independent practice to learn by doing. It is also important to me for the kids to learn by having fun and participating in meaningful games and centers.
I was the Mechancsville Elementary School Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year.
I attended Varina High School and Longwood University (Class of 2000).
I am a teacher, wife and mom of 2!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, World Language, Physical Education, Career and Technical Education, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Algebra 2, Basic Math, Forensics, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Vocational Education, Test Preparation, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Women's History Month, African History, Classroom Community