This will be my 15th 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 and an elementary classroom teacher. This will be my 5th year on special assignment as a full-time mentor for new elementary teachers in our district.
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!
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), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Library Skills, Cooking, 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