This will be my 9th year of teaching this year. I student taught in first grade as well, so I have been teaching for 10 years if you include my student teaching year. Throughout my undergrad, I was able to work with students in grades preK-second grade.
I use a lot of Action Based Learning teaching techniques in my classroom as well as Whole Brain Teaching strategies. I try to incorporate project approach (Reggio Emilia) style into my teaching as well. I incorporate a lot of strategies, including sign language and STEAM in order to engage students and meet their diverse needs.
I was Teacher of the Year in 2013 for my school. I was a school nominee for Teacher of the Year in 2016.
I grew up in my mom's classroom when I was little. She taught the early childhood age as well. I went to high school and graduated cum laude. I went to Charleston Southern University and received my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I graduated magna cum laude. I received my Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with 2 concentrations: ESOL (K-Adult) and STEAM.
I have been on three mission trips to Turkana, Kenya (Africa) with my church to work with the Turkanan people in the village Namariat. We shared the gospel; worked in a school; put on VBS program; helped build a clinic, missionary huts, and laid the floor for the dining hall in the missionary compound area.