I've been teaching 5th grade in the state of Ohio since 2007. I also spent six years teaching classes for the Ohio Writing Project at Miami University.
Hands-on & creative. I love integrating great literature and the words of wonderful mentor authors.
5th Grade LA Department Head, Ohio Writing Project Workshop Teacher/ Presenter, Ohio Council for the Social Studies-State Conference Presenter 2007 & 2013, Teach American History Workshop Participant ('08-'12), Lead teacher ('10-'11)
Miami University, Bachelors of Science in Education; Miami University Masters of Arts in Teaching in English,Ohio Writing Project, Action Research Paper on "Energizing Journal Writing: A Journey in a Fifth Grade Language Arts Classroom"
Outside of teaching, I enjoy running, answered prayers, cooking, dear friends, getting crafty, and coffee.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Civics, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Canadian History, Geography, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, End of Year