I am certified to teach K-8th grade. My first year of teaching, I taught science to 150 8th graders! Teaching first grade is where my heart is, and I've been fortunate enough to teach firsties for the past eight years.
I like to make learning hands-on, kid-friendly, and interesting! I teach as much as possible by using a workshop approach. Some of my "teacher idols" are Debbie Miller, Lucy Calkins, and Sharon Taberski.
B.S. - Psychology M.Ed. - Elementary Education M.Ed. - Literacy, Language, and Culture - Reading Specialist
I get the privilege of spending my days with great students, supportive staff and administration, and a wonderful husband, daughter, and son. I am a pretty lucky gal!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, Classroom Community