This is the eighteenth year I have taught at two separate rural school districts. For the last eight years I have loved every minute of teaching 3rd grade and team teaching with the 4th grade teacher. I have also taught 5th through 8th language arts and reading and also 2nd grade.
Education is about teaching to many different learners in multiple ways. I learn some new tricks every year and continue changing. I do model a lot for my students, but I also try to my best to let my kids learn through experience.
I have had the honor of being Wal-Mart's Teacher of the Year for two years.
With the encouragement of my husband and parents, I graduated from SIU-C with honors. I have also added endorsements to my certificate in reading and mathematics through class with University of Phoenix.
My husband and I have been married for 25 years and have two children (ages 17 and 11).
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Physical Education, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Winter, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Engineering, Close Reading