This is my 10th year of teaching. The majority of my teaching career has been teaching Gifted and Talented (AIG) students in grades 2-8 I've also taught Title 1 Reading, middle school Spanish, 4th Grade and 5th Grade Language Arts. I've also been a Student Council Advisor in a middle school and elementary school for a combined total of 7 years. I took both programs from a file folder of lose papers to an organized, student-run Student Council.
I teach in a STEAM school and I always try to incorporate STEAM and/or Project Based Learning into every day lessons. As a gifted teacher, I try to push students to achieve what they are capable of and try to help my fellow teachers understand differentiation and how to incorporate it more easily into their classrooms. I love using technology as a way for students to learn- not just as an enhancement to my lessons or as a digital way to display the same information.
I was named Teacher of the Month by a local radio station.
I received my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 2005 from College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO. I have endorsements in Spanish K-9, Gifted and Talented K-8, and Middle School Language Arts. I also took graduate classes at the University of Missouri to receive my Gifted and Talented certification. I hold a continuous teaching license in the state of Missouri and a Standard II license in the state of North Carolina for all of the above mentioned licensing areas.
I am a creative person who loves reading and is passionate about gifted education. I also love helping others. I hope that you will visit my blog to find out more about me and hopefully find some info that will help you in your class! :)
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