I am currently in my 11th year of teaching fourth grade. I teach integrated language arts and social studies class at the fourth grade level. I have previously taught science at grade four. I have also had special education students in my classroom for the last 8 years. Before this, I had gifted and talented for 4 years ranging from grades second to seventh.
I love teaching guided reading using integrated language arts and social studies. I team teach with an intervention specialist and modify accordingly to meet the educational needs of all students in my classroom.
Accomplished rating in OTES system, Highly Effective Value Added teacher, Unit Leader.
Bachelor of Arts in Education from Kent State University, Masters in Special Education with a concentration in gifted education.
I love camping with my husband and twin boys in the summer. When we are not camping we are on the baseball field!
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Special Education, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, Literature, Economics , Study Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Phonics, Women's History Month