I've taught literally every grade level K-6 in literacy and mathematics. I've worked with students ranging from the gifted to special needs to English Language Learners and therefore craft lessons that connect with a wide range of ability levels. I love sharing what I'm using with teachers all over the world through TPT.
I teach literacy through the use of high-quality mentor texts. I firmly believe that if something is important enough to teach, there is an excellent book out there just waiting to be used for that purpose! I model extensively and provide hands-on activities to support my lessons. It is not unusual to find me dancing, singing, or using hand motions to get a concept across. When I teach math, I try to make sure the projects align with the standards but are real-life and a whole lot of fun to use!
Presenter at Arkansas Reading Council's 2012 Literacy Conference Presenter at Illinois Reading Council's 2014 Literacy Conference
BSEd in Early Childhood Education -Northern Illinois University (Go Huskies!) Masters of Education in Literacy -Judson University
I've been building mentor for 2 years and a coach for 3 years. I absolutely love the teachers I work with! Bright, energetic and totally professional, they inspire me to be my best.