I have dedicated fifteen years to teaching first graders in a diverse school district outside the city of Chicago. The materials I have created foster a positive, friendly, organized classroom environment motivating learners to flourish academically. My philosophy is to engage students in meaningful learning experiences that instill a love of learning, pride in productivity, and promote individualized growth to smile about!
A thematic, integrated, child-centered approach to teaching that incorporates math, language arts, social studies, creative arts, technology, and science to engage students' minds in meaningful, rigorous, interactive, hands-on learning through the use of teacher created materials.
Making teachers, students, and parents SMILE! :)
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from North Central College. I continued my education through Walden University’s distance learning program and earned my Master of Science degree in Education with a focus on Elementary Reading and Literacy.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Science, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Handwriting, Classroom Community