After graduating Louisiana State University with a masters in Curriculum and Instruction in 2012, I jumped into teaching third grade gifted. This will be my sixth year teaching third grade gifted students. I have also taught a combination class of third and fourth grade gifted students. My experience has helped me grow as a teacher and learn ways to be more effective in the classroom.
In a world where standardized testing claims hold of classrooms sometimes killing the creativity & excitement, I balance a world of standards based instruction with high expectations for all with a whole lot of FUN and love. My students push me to make learning more engaging, because THEY deserve it. I love problem based learning and I really stress critical thinking skills in my classroom. I work with my students to help them become problem solvers both as individuals and as group members.
2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Louisiana Department of Education Content Leader
I attended Louisiana State University for both undergraduate and graduate school. I have also obtained my gifted certification.
Teaching is my passion and hobby as well as my career. I love to talk with other educators about classroom ideas and instructional strategies!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Economics , General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Close Reading