I taught 1 year in kindergarten, 12 years in 1st grade, and am in my second year in 3rd grade! I've also taught Spanish to grades K-3 in an enrichment program, as well as Spanish and writing courses to educators. I've served as a mentor to new teachers, and have hosted 5 student teachers and many student observers.
Learning can be a lot of fun. I try to incorporate movement, song, cooperative learning, and problem-solving as much as I can. My goal is to differentiate my lessons to target the most students. I love to laugh and be silly when it helps my students to remember a concept.
Outstanding Teacher Award -June, 2011 Recommended for News 12 Long Island Teacher of the Month in September 2011 by my Superintendent
M.A. in Elementary and Special Education- Hofstra University B.A in Psychology and French- Hofstra University
I have been married for 10 years and my husband says I spend waaay too much time preparing things for my students. He really is supportive and knows a teacher's work is never done! Our family includes a beautiful little girl, Valentina, and an adorable puggle named Charlie. :)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Special Education, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Study Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month