Time flies when you're having fun! I taught fourth grade for more than 35 years and loved it. Today, my mission is to create enjoyable, engaging, standards-based materials your classroom.
I believe in a standards-based curriculum. To achieve this, I use active, student-centered learning. Whenever possible, activities are hands-on and social.
I'm proud to be a National Board Certified Teacher (Middle Childhood Generalist) and have received three special awards: Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellow, Crystal Apple Award Winner, and Lake Central Teacher of the Year.
I received a B.A. in Elementary Education, an M.S. in Elementary Education, a Gifted and Talented Endorsement - all from Purdue University.
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Music, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, Test Preparation, Engineering, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community