In my 25+ years of teaching, I've spent most of my time teaching grades 3 - 7, but I've taught every grade from K-8 (in a special education role) and summer school. I've also been trained in Orton-Gillingham methods of teaching phonics, special education, and I've worked as a private tutor. I enjoy working with students of all ages, and I love making learning fun!
My motto, "Reach and Teach ALL Students" is my guiding principle. I love differentiating lessons, hands-on learning, and unique approaches focusing on ALL styles of learners. Strugglers hold a special place in my heart. I believe RESPECT is a two-way street, and that a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere combined with engaging lessons are the recipe for success. I'm a hands-on teacher who enjoys creating student-friendly (and teacher-friendly) resources for successful learning.
My school doesn't give out formal awards, but I love to hear success stories of former students and that my students are really enjoying my class and being at school - what a great feeling!
I hold a Master's Degree in Education, special education licensure, plus 30 additional hours of training in specialty areas, including Orton-Gillingham methods. My Bachelor's Degree is in Business Administration and Marketing.
Aside from teaching, I'm a wife, mother, teacher-author, and fitness nut. Caffeine Queen Teacher is my passion and who I am and my store is CQ Resources, LLC.
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), Other (ELA), 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, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, 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