I have taught reading intervention for grades 3-5, 3rd grade, and Pre-K Unified (at-risk and special education). I am both the SPED and general education teacher for my classroom; many of my students have special needs. I teach in a very diverse school; many of my students are first-generation Americans. Every year I have as many as 7-8 different languages spoken in my classroom. 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 teach at a Leader in Me school; watching my 4- and 5-year-olds apply the 7 Habits in their daily interactions is incredibly rewarding. Young students have the capacity to understand so much more than we give them credit for!
I have a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education Unified with Special Education.
I have worked with preschool-aged 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, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Social Work, 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