I taught kindergarten for ten years, and then I taught a combo K-1 class for one year. I have also taught fourth grade. For the past four years I have been teaching first grade.
I teach students with hands-on-activities designed through thematic units. I use diversification to meet the varied needs and learning styles that my students require in order to achieve success. I also have an open-door policy that allows parents and familiy members the opportunity to support their child's educational experience. I enjoy collaborating with my teaching partners, and creating lessons that will challenge and engage my students.
I have had extensive math training with Math Solutions, by M. Burns. I am also trained and certified in MANDT, and RTI behavior programs.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Education with an endorsement in Childhood Psychology. My Masters Degree is in Reading Instruction.
I LOVE teaching. When I'm not teaching also enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, camping, and snow skiing. My favorite way to relax is solving puzzles.