I can't believe this is my 10th year in education! Before teaching 4th grade I taught first grade for two years and worked as a resource teacher for Reading and Math for two years. In addition to teaching 4th grade, I am a Model Teacher for the Language Arts Lab School at my elementary school. It has been wonderful sharing best practices for Language Arts Instruction with colleagues, administrators, and teachers from all over my district and neighboring districts.
Three years ago, I shifted my teaching and classroom to follow the workshop model. The students have now have more time for application and I have more time for both small-group and individual instruction.
Outstanding Educator Award 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year Nominee 2012-2013 Model Teacher for a Language Arts Lab School 2012-present
Administrator I Certificate Master of Science in Childhood Education from Syracuse University Bachelor of Arts in History from Binghamton University
When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, and exploring new places. In the summer, I spend my days at the pool relaxing, traveling with family and friends, getting outdoors for tennis and hiking, and reading a mix of professional literature and fiction.