I jump started my teaching career as a Director of Head-Start in the Bronx. Then I moved back to Rhode Island and taught for 11 years in Warwick as a kindergarten teacher. When I had my son I dreamed of opening my own school. My dream cane true when he was three My husband and I built from scratch a private nursery and kindergarten school in my back yard on 5 acres of land in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. The school was modeled after an old fashioned schoolhouse, but a modern colorful interior. My dad took sick nine years later, and I sold the school and moved with my son to Florida to help and support my parents. I taught 21 years for Broward County in Florida. I started as a kindergarten teacher, but I also taught pre-first, first, and currently second grade at Atlantic West Elementary. In 1998 I created a website for teachers, parents, and students called Mrs. Alphabet where I could share my knowledge and resources with the cybernet community. I write a free newsletter which integrates the available internet resources with a theme. I am currently teaching second grade gifted at a Title One school as part of the Effective Teacher Program in Broward County.
Visual aids, didactic and hands on materials, classical and dance music, mnemonic devices, drama, and strong and well defined procedures are some of the most integral and important aspects of my classroom which define my style of teaching. Many of the activities I create are "go green" as I am very resourceful and conscious of what items are inexpensive, reusable, available, and free for teachers.
National Board Certified Teacher: NBCT:ECGEN 11/2000 Rockin Teacher of the Year: 2013-2014 Broward County Fl.
I received a BS degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Rhode Island and my MA at the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College. In addition, I am certified to teach gifted students.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Arts & Music, Drama, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Literature, Character Education, Problem Solving, Reading Strategies, Poetry, Handwriting, Phonics