I may be new to Teachers Pay Teachers, but I'm not new to teaching! I've been a Special Education teacher in an urban school district since January 2002. With this broad area, and being certified to teach K-12, I've meandered through almost all grade levels. Over the past 5 years I have been a Consultant Teacher focusing mostly on ELA. I develop and teach lessons to classes that have gen ed students, students with disabilities, and English language learners. My favorite grades to work with are 4th-8th grade.
I've honed in on teaching through small-groups. It may sound scary- and you might fear that you are going to lose control of the rest of the class. However, if it is done well, it works wonders!
I've been rated Highly Effective for years. That's honor enough for me!
Graduated from Niagara University in December, 2002 with a BA in English, Elementary and Special Education. Graduated from Nazareth College in May, 2007 with a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Animal lover, hiker, kayaker, gardener, book lover, craft and art maker, and Beekeeper! I hope to add lessons about Beekeeping soon! For now, please feel free to visit my beekeeping blog (I write it kid/teacher friendly). www.besawsbeesauce.com