This will be my 19th year teaching! I have taught across a variety of settings and grade levels, spanning grades 2 through 8. I have taught in both rural and urban settings as an intervention specialist, an elementary classroom teacher, and a full-time mentor for new elementary teachers in our district. I am currently a K6 Reading Specialist.
I love to create hands-on learning opportunities for students and motivate them to use critical thinking skills, connecting what they are learning in the classroom to the world around them.
2014 Promise Hero Educator Award
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana) in 2004. I received my Masters in Special Education from Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana) in 2008.
When I am not teaching, I love photographing nature and people, journaling, and reading everything I can get my hands on! Also, I am trying to learn to love blogging. Haha!
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Drama, Other (Specialty), Education, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Library Skills, Employment, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Winter, The New Year, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Classroom Community