This is my fifth year teaching, and I love it! I began teaching in a K-2 learning support setting, where I co-taught first grade inclusion and K-2 resource room. I then taught K-5 emotional support for four years. I am now teaching fifth grade learning support and K-2 reading.
My goal is to make learning as fun and engaging as possible. I'm student-centered in my approach, implementing student interests and creativity. I work to set up a positive environment that allows students to take risks, work hard, interact, and have fun! I love brain based learning, whole brain teaching, and instruction geared toward student need. The educators I admire most are Rick Lavoie, Ron Clark, and Eric Jensen.
I received the Rosemary Carroll Kazimer Medal for Excellence in Elementary Education in 2010.
I have a Master's in Reading Education (K-12) with a Reading Specialist certification. I have a Bachelor's in Special Education (N-12) and Elementary Education (K-6), dual certification.
Please check out my elementary school teaching blog at http://apeachfortheteach.blogspot.com/ Special thanks to Crayonbox Learning (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Crayonbox-Learning) for creating my peach graphic and store banner, and to Graphics from the Pond (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Graphics-From-The-Pond) the font on my graphics!
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