I have been teaching in sunny Florida for over 14 years. Teaching is my passion. I have taught PK, K, 1st and 2nd. Currently I teach 4th grade and love every minute of it. I hold a Master's Degree in Elementary Education, ESOL endorsement, ESE certification and a Mentor certification.
I try to make the learning experience as authentic and engaging as possible. Tapping into the student's interest, I bring topics that they want to learn about into the classroom and align them to our standards. My philosophy has always been teach smarter not harder!
Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Month 2008 Relay for Life Most Spirited Teacher Team 2013
Master's Degrees in Education
University of Florida University of South Florida Florida Atlantic University
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Economics , General Science, Physical Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, African History