I have been teaching in the classroom for 6 years. I have experience in self contained 2nd grade, third grade reading and language arts, and K-5 Gifted Education. I also have experience in infancy through pre-K.
My teaching philosophy is that the moment I am not learning, I cannot teach. I live to learn and grow and my classroom is very refective of this. We utilize a lot of creativity in our classroom. I believe that creativity is more than just colors. It is what makes our future product designers and inventors. Projects, technology, and flexible grouping are also key qualities you will note when you walk into our classroom community!
Last year I was nominated for Teacher of the Year and while I was humbled beyond belief, I unfortunately did not win. This year in September, however, I won the honor of Most Dedicated Teacher in our community and was rewarded with supplies for my classroom courtesy of Office Depot.
I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Math, Science, and Integrated Creative Arts. I graduated Cum Laude in my class. Recently I have become endorsed in GIfted Education and ESOL in the State of Florida.
Please enjoy all that I have to offer. Teachers are a wonderful "breed" of people! We owe it to each other to celebrate our uniqueness, passion, and dedication towards our work.