I made a big jump from high school social studies to first grade, and am never turning back! I love to incorporate games to practice skills, technology, and breaking the skills down to help students feel successful. Previously taught two years of 9th grade world geography in Texas! I loved it, and especially loved writing lessons. I hope to continue to do so while I figure out whether I will stick with the littles or go back to high school for my career :) I had student teaching experience in both world history and AP government. Prior to teaching, I interned for a year at the Texas Capital for a state senator, and upon graduating from college, I worked for three years for a U.S. senator.
I'm passionate about tweaking materials to best serve my students. Exit and entry tickets, stop and think time, and talking with students in small group settings helps me grow the most. I love incorporating games, checks throughout units rather than a review at the end of a unit, and inspiring students to think about their future and place in the world!
Catholic Work of Heart Award - April 2016 as 1st Grade Teacher World Geography Team Lead Received grant to attend SMU's Simmons School of Education for my M.Ed which covered about 75% of my graduate school costs.
I am a proud Texas Longhorn where I received my B.A. in Government. I later received my M.Ed from SMU.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Economics , Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, For Administrators, Test Preparation, Engineering, Phonics, Classroom Community