I've been lucky to have taught in several different grade levels, including Pre-K, 1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade! Most recently, I taught for 3 years in 5th grade, also teaching 5/6 compacted math. Now, I am my school's Gifted Resource teacher. I collaborate with teachers on a daily basis to accommodate and differentiate for gifted learners.
My teaching style is constantly changing! Because I am a gifted resource teacher, and visit several classrooms K-5 a day, I find myself using different styles with different students. Overall, I love hands-on experiences, inquiry based and Problem Based learning, Interactive Notebooks, foldables, Task Cards, and cooperative activities. I am obsessed with all things STEM education.
National Board Certified Teacher - Middle Childhood Generalist, 2014
Masters of Science in Teaching Degree from SUNY Cortland, Gifted and Talented Education Endorsement K-12 from the University of Virginia
I live central Virginia with my husband, son, 2 dogs, and cat. We love the beach, boating, and the mountains!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Drama, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Statistics, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics