Specializing in all things STEM and Makerspaces, I am currently in my fifteenth year of teaching. I spent 10 years in the regular education classroom teaching first, second, and third grade. I am now serving as a Gifted Resource Coordinator for early childhood students in K-2, teaching Gifted and Talented, STEM, Math Enrichment, and Advanced Literacy. Teaching has always been my calling, and I absolutely LOVE my job!
I love to step outside curriculum and enrich my students' learning experiences whenever possible! I love creating innovative products to meet the needs of my students while fostering memorable and engaging learning experiences. Teaching is my true passion, and I cannot imagine doing anything else! Visit my website and blog at teachoutsidethebox.com!
2010 National Board Certified Teacher (Early Childhood Generalist), 2013 Roosevelt Elementary Teacher of the Year, 2013 Norman Public Schools Teacher of the Year, Oklahoma City Thunder Teacher of the Game, STEM Presenter for Teach Your Heart Out, Get Your Teach On, Staff Development for Educators, and NSTA
Bachelors in Elementary Education - University of Central Oklahoma Masters in Educational Leadership - University of Central Oklahoma
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Science, Basic Principles, Other (Science), Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Other, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Robotics, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, Early Intervention, Engineering