ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER 1st Grade-Private School in Aliso Viejo, CA (current) 1st Grade-Charter School in San Tan Valley, AZ (2011) 1st Grade-Public School in Phoenix, AZ (2006-2011) AREAS OF TEACHING PROFICIENCY • Balanced Literacy (basals, shared reading, whole group reading, guided reading and read-alouds) • Literacy Centers • Fountas and Pinnell Phonics • Spalding (phoneme cards, alphabet chart) • 4 Square Writing • Kid Writing • Grammar Wall • Saxon Math • Envisions Math • FOSS Science • Technology (MAC and PC, computer lab, web page design, active board, document reader/projector, various software programs including, but not limited to Word, Excel and Power Point)
I am a professional, dedicated, kind, and goal-driven individual with complete dedication to the academic achievement and personal success of every student. My personal teaching style happens to be 'demonstrator.' I am a role model for each student because I demonstrate skills, etc... I expect my students to take responsibility for their learning after being shown the way. I direct and guide them to the finish line. My personal decorating and design style tends to be a touch on the OCD side. =] (Don't most teachers have this 'side?') I like bright colors, clean lines, and useful materials.
• Grade Level Leader, 1st Grade Team (3 years) • Member, School Leadership Team (2 years) • Member, School Improvement Plan Team • Nominee and Winner, Peralta Celebrating Excellence Award • Gold Medal Award, Beat the Odds Institute
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS Master of Education in Elementary Education (2009) Major: Elementary Education, Minor: Reading Northern Arizona University, Summa Cum Laude Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (2003) Major: Elementary Education Indiana University California Teaching Credential Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, General Subjects Document #120068975 Expiration: 04/01/2017 State of Arizona Teaching Certification Standard Elementary Education, K-8 Expiration: 05/27/2014 Endorsements: Reading Specialist K-12, Structured English Immersion K-12
I am a friendly, energetic teacher and a mother of two wonderful children. I love spending time with my family. However, one of my biggest passions in life is education! There are some days that I have to kick myself out of my classroom. (Who's with me?) =]