I have taught reading intervention for grades 3-5, 3rd grade, Pre-K Unified (at-risk and special education), and 1st grade. I have taught as both a SPED and general education teacher. I have taught in a very diverse school where many of my students were first-generation Americans, having as many as 7-8 different languages spoken in my classroom each year. Currently, I teach in a school with many military families, and therefore a high level of transiency. I am licensed in Early Childhood, SPED, and ESOL.
I love for children to learn through hands-on experiences. I strive to keep them engaged through frequent movement and activity changes. Sneaking learning in through fun and games is my favorite way to teach! I am also a huge advocate for trauma-informed classroom practices!
I am proud to have taught at a Leader in Me school for five years. Currently I am honored to teach in a trauma-responsive school. Trauma responsive education is my passion!
I have a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education Unified with Special Education. I am currently pursuing a Doctor of Education degree.
I have worked with young children since I was in high school, so it is no surprise that early childhood is my absolute favorite age to teach! I have three littles of my own at home, so my whole life is about early childhood!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Social Work, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, End of Year, Phonics