I have taught 12 years in Wake County School System, Raleigh, North Carolina, teaching 4th and 5th grade in elementary school and 6th grade math and science. In 2005, I earned my National Board Certification for K-6.
I prefer to create my own lesson plans, using real-life, hands-on activities when possible. I have tons of experience in curriculum mapping, differentiation, and accommodations for varied learning styles and special needs.
I have been nominated for teacher-of-the-year for 11 of my 12 years teaching..
I went back to school in mid-life to become a teacher. I feel fortunate to have attended California State University in Dominguez Hills, California. CSUDH began as a college for training teachers for the Los Angeles School System, so the curriculum was specifically designed to give teachers a broad education across all subjects in addition to regular teacher instruction classes, incorporating the latest pedagogy and methods. I graduated Summa Cum Laude and was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for my graduating class. In 2005 I earned my National Board Certification.
For two years, I wrote and reviewed questions developed at North Carolina State University that were to be used for standardized test questions throughout the state, meeting state curriculum goals and objectives..
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Ancient History, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Statistics, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Decimals, Place Value