I am returning to my love -- first grade!!! I am so excited to be returning to the classroom. I am currently becoming an early childhood educator for The a Center fo EarlyChildood Profressional Developement through The University of Oklahoma. I served as a preschool/daycare director for 15 months. I have also served as a foster parent trainer,recruiter and supporter. I also taught third grade for two years in a rural setting. I taught first grade for 9 years in an inner city school. Prior to that I taught high school for 4 years. I Absolutely LOVE my students. I also taught at church mother's day out programs and owned my own daycare.
I like to be very organized and plan ahead. I use the text book but that is the starting point. I let the kids guide my instruction. I listen to their questions and answers. I watch their faces to see what engages them and bring in all I can technology or otherwise to teach my students. I love to get ideas from other teachers and share concerns, ideas and successes.
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Bachelors degree in secondary science education Mater's in early childhood/elementary education
I am married to the love of my life. We have five grown young men and one daughter at home. I feel that my children have taught me so much and helped me to be a better teacher and mother. I also volunteer a week of every summer to teach/work at a day camp for kids raised in stressful situations (drugs, alcohol, divorce, foster care etc.).