I have been an elementary school teacher for 27 years. I have a master's in computer education. I teach middle school students during summer school. I have attended classes at the Teacher's College in New York where I studied Balanced Literacy.
Classroom management is what I am known for. I have to have a close relationship with my students. I don't rely on other teachers or the office to discipline my students. I also create strong relationships with parents. I teach Balanced Literacy as well as Accelerated Reader.
I have been chosed to be videotaped while conducting Reader's and Writer's Workshop. I was featured on the Kansas City news demonstrating strategies to be used by the district elementary schools to raise student achievement and regain the district's accreditation.
I graduated high school in 1979. I attended both Central Missouri State University and Northwest Missouri State University. I received my BS in Elementary Education. I attended Lesley college getting my Master's in Computer Education.
I love working on the computer creating templates, bulletin boards, and classroom management ideas.