I have been teaching for 20 years. Most of the time has been in a private school teaching kindergarten. I have been teaching first grade in a public school for four years and I absolutely love it!
I would describe myself as a hands-on learner and educator. I believe in teaching to reach all children where they are at and to foster their growth and learning to their maximum potential.
Certificate of Recognition, from the Hope Foundation in recognition of significant contributions to the educational environment of the Hudson Public School district. (2000) Teacher Competency Award, awarded by Westfield State College for outstanding achievement in the field of Early Childhood Education. (1996) M.Ed in Early Childhood
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education: Westfield State University Master's in Early Childhood Education: Bridgewater State College
I am a Mom to 3 boys (2 stepsons, and a son of my own). I am fortunate enough to have married my best friend. I am a very blessed person.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, School Psychology, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community