In my 25 years of teaching, I've taught 7th grade language arts and math, third grade,upper elementary grades 4 and 6, and summer school. I've been trained in the Orton-Gillingham methods of teaching phonics, special education, and I've worked as a private tutor. I truly enjoy the challenge of changing grade levels because it keeps me fresh. Currently I'm having a blast teaching fourth graders!
My motto, Reach and Teach ALL Students is my guiding principle. The same techniques and learning styles that work for unique and struggling learners, such as hand-on lessons and activities, work for ALL kinds of learners. I believe that RESPECT is a two way street, and success hinges on mutual respect. I also believe that a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere combined with engaging and interesting lessons are truly the recipe for success. I'm a hands on teacher who enjoys creating student friendly (and teacher friendly) resources for successful learning.
I'm honored every time I meet my former students and learn that they've grown into productive adults and that they remember our class time together. Positively impacting someone else's life is an incredible feeling!
I hold a Master's is in Education, plus 30 additional hours of training in specialty areas. My Bachelor's Degree is in Business Administration and Marketing.
Aside from teaching, I'm a wife, mother, teacher-author, and fitness nut!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Arts & Music, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Employment, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Student Council, Vocational Education, Test Preparation, End of Year, Close Reading, Classroom Community