I have taught for the past 11 years! I love my job and can't imagine my life otherwise. I'm currently teaching fourth grade but I've also taught fifth and sixth grades. I've worked in both the middle school and elementary school settings. I am GATE-certified and enjoy incorporating choice and creativity into my lessons. I love working with children and learn from them every day! I think learning should always be fun and dynamic for kids.
I love creative assignments and choice. I try to utilize multiple intelligences learning styles whenever possible! I love to let my students read from the carpet (even in sixth grade) or sit on their desks to change up their perspective. I love using the Socratic Method with my students.
I was awarded a provost scholarship during my undergraduate degree and offered a fantastic fellowship for my graduate education program. I've also spent years teaching at a Blue Ribbon distinguished school.
I studied creative writing during my undergraduate studies. I've taught gifted middle school students and mainstreamed elementary school students. Now I teach fourth grade students! Prior to teaching sixth grade, I was a reading specialist who worked with high-school immigrants who read at the kindergarten level. I've had a variety of experience with kids from so many different backgrounds.
I love reading, creative writing, working out, swimming in the ocean, and being around positive people!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, ELA Test Prep, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Close Reading