I spent nearly 17 years in the non-profit world running large camping and family programs. I then became a teacher and administrator for 17 years. I have worked in every type of setting with amazing families, students, and co-workers. I have a wide range of experience and opportunities that give me a unique perspective as a teacher.
I base my teaching on the 5 C's. Caring for yourself! Caring for your students...no matter what! Creating a community where every kid is welcome to be authentic and learn! Challenging and inspiring students. Committing to be a part of a team with your co-workers.
Outstanding First year teacher - Albemarle Road Elementary - 2003/2004 2 time Hometown Hero Award Winner Teacher of the Year - Socrates Academy - 2017/2018 New Leader for New School Inaugural co-hort Charlotte, NC
Bachelor Degree in Human Services - CSU Dominguez Hills Master Degree in Elementary Education - Boston University
Mom of 3 amazing kiddos, wife, daughter, friend, and generally tired teacher!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For Administrators, Early Intervention, Close Reading, Classroom Community