I have taught for 16 years in lower elementary grades including 9 years in 5K and 7 years in Second Grade. I also have been involved in Professional development workshops and teaching Teachers, staff trainings involving technology.
I have an integrated style of teaching---I think that is the best way to describe it! My classroom runs with Balanced Literacy, Daily 5, CAFE strategies, guided reading centers...everything is revolving around technology while maintaining a structured student lead environment. We recently adopted a new Math program-Math expression and use traveling Science kits to support our Literacy goals.
-Nominated 15 years in a row for the Golden Apple Award. -Twice received monies for Technology Service Projects-integrating SmartBoards in the classroom.
1991-1995 Peshtigo High School 1995-1999 St. Norbert College Undergraduate Degree 2001-2003 St. Norbert College Graduate Degree 2004-Present St. Thomas University Graduate Classes 2009-2010 Digital Natives Technology Graduate Class 2011-2012 Partners in Education UWMadison
I enjoy being outside and soak up every minute of the "good" weather when we have it in Wisconsin! I'm an avid swimmer, love zumba classes, read like a fiend, and cook up a storm. To relax, I love gardening and take pride in my herbs. I love my job and my "school family", they are a close second to my own family and friends! I'm a breast cancer survivor and take each day with a cup half full attitude, I am blessed! :)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Instructional Technology, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Mental Math, Winter