I have taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades in Florida. I have a wide range of learners including ESE, Gifted, and ESOL. I currently co-teach 3rd grade math, science and social studies. Teaching a conceptual based math program is important to me so that my students can make sense of the math.
In my classroom there is always a "hum" of some sort. Whether it is a math, science or social studies "hum" students are always collaborating to make sense of their learning. Students are always engaged in a three part workshop model. Students are engaged in a short "Opening Session" (about 10 minutes), "Work Session" (30 minutes), and "Closing Session" (20 minutes). I believe that the workshop model is the most effective way for students to make the most of their learning experience.
2014-2015 Teacher of the Year
I earned my B.S. degree in Elementary Education at Florida State University in 2004 (with ESOL endorsement). I also earned my Master's Degree in Education from Jacksonville University in 2011.
My passion is teaching math. Over the summer, I extend this passion for teaching and math to teaching teachers across the United States. I have conducted workshops in Georgia, Kentucky and Texas every summer for the past 7 years. I love having the opportunity to share my passion with others.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Biology, Environment, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Math Test Prep, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value