I have taught kindergarten, first grade, and a K-1 combination. I have been teaching since 1999 and loving it!
I facilitate learning in my class through hands-on activities, modeling,and teaching students take responsibility for their learning. To differentiate and meet each students individual needs I use Daily 5, Guided Reading groups, Writers Workshop, & Guided Math Groups with Rotations. I love to incoprporate technology using my Activboard, computers, and iPads.
I received my National Board Certification in 2004 and renewed in 2014. I was recognized as Teacher of the Year at my school in 2001 & 2014. I have also been honored as the Outstanding Elementary School Math Teacher (NCCTM) for my county in 2011.
In 1999 I graduated from Indiana State University. I have a masters in elementary education from Appalacian State University.
I am married and have a daughter and 2 sons. My husband says my hobbies are school and shopping!