I've been in education for over 15 years and love children and my colleagues. I taught archaeology in college for 5 years before getting my MEd and moving into middle school and elementary education. I've taught 4th and 6th grade and worked as an instructional coach supporting teachers. I currently work with grades 3rd-5th as a gifted and talented specialist.
I love using primary resources to teach the rigor required with CCSS and well as using problem-based learning. I know modeling is important for any new learning but exploring primary sources and tackling new problems helps children's brains grow.
Level 5 Teacher Value Added Tennessee Teaching Scholars Scholarship 2008-2009 Award of Excellence Praxis Exam PLT & Content Knowledge 2005, 2008 Academic Publications
-PhD -EdS -MEd -MA
I live with my wonderful husband and son in the mountains of East Tennessee.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Science, Archaeology, Environment, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, Coaching, End of Year, Engineering, Close Reading, Classroom Community