I am five years into my career and loving it! My first year was teaching 29 kindergarteners in North Minneapolis. The last four years I have taught at Otsego Elementary in the Elk River School District. I have taught both kindergarten and first grade in this community school and have found my dream job!
Joyful: Learning should bring happiness to my students hearts! I firmly believe that if my classroom doesn't bring a smile to students, I'm doing something wrong. Focused: I teach with a laser focus in 10-15 minute chunks all day focusing on different standards-based learning objectives. We may move quickly, but every moment has a purpose. Even if that purpose is to have fun! Creative: I love to create and implement new activities, programs, and ideas! I pretty much dream first grade. There is nothing that I love more than seeing an idea bring a sparkle to my students eyes.
- Candiate for Education Minnesota's 2015 MN Teacher of the Year - Nominated for ISD 728 Elementary Teacher of the Year (2012)
University of Wisconsin River Falls (2010)
Classroom Website: https://sites.google.com/a/isd728.org/adventures-in-first-grade/