I have been teaching kindergarten for over 15 years, and I love it! I love teaching all children, and I am committed to making sure that I REACH and TEACH every child, no matter his/her need.
I use a balanced approach in all that I teach. I want my classroom to be developmentally friendly to meet all of the social and emotional needs of all my kindergarten friends, but I must also meet all the common core standards in the process so that these little people are ready for 1st grade.
Winner of the 2013-3014 St Theodora Guerin Excellence in Education Award, the highest educational award given by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ball State University with a degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in kindergarten.
In addition to being a kindergarten teacher, I am the mother of four wonderful children; a 12 year old boy and three girls, ages 15, 17, and 19. I love being a mom, wife, and teacher. I enjoy spending my free time creating...creating things for my home and classroom, turning "trash to treasure", sewing, gluing, glittering, and (our course) creating fun activities for my classroom!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Other (ELA), Religion, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Martin Luther King Day, For All Subjects, Early Intervention, Phonics