I have been teaching for about ten years. I first started my career as a middle school teacher for three years in which I taught Math, Science, and Expressive Arts (including Lanuage Arts). I then moved to the elementary level and have been teaching 3rd grade since then. I have my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction Elementary. I am a Support Provider for new teachers and also am a part time professional for the Beginning Teacher Induction Program.
My teaching style includes a lot of direct instruction lessons where students are slowly guided to idendepence in the lesson. I rarely use worksheets to drill and kill information. Instead, I choose to use interactive activties, centers, and games. My passion in teaching is using technology within the classroom.
Certified in Direct Instruction Teacher of the Month for Love Modesto--March 2014
Bachelors in Liberal Studies Multiple Subject Clear Credential Master's in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
I have been happily married for almost 9 years. I love where I work and am honored to teach at a California Distinguished School. I enjoy public speaking, attending church, going to movies, puzzles, games, video games, and scrapbooking.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Computer Science - Technology, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Literature, Word Problems, Basic Math, Writing, Poetry, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value, Informational Text