I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, and this is my 13th year in the classroom! During that time I've taught in multi-age classrooms, self contained, and now I teach English Language Arts all day and love it! I also love sharing my passion for teaching ELA with others. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a Tribes TLC Trainer, which is a process that builds community in the classroom. I am certified in ESL, Gifted and Talented and SAMA.
Hands on Learning with a focus on authentic reading and writing instruction, Social Emotional Learning, Cooperative Learning, and Integrated Curriculum.
Teacher of the Year 2014, Brentwood Elementary, Austin ISD
Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development (Elementary Education) with a Specialization in Reading, and Minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Classroom Community