I've taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades for 17 years in Muskegon, Michigan. I've also taught at the higher education level, as an adjunct professor of Psychology, Human Relations, and Educational Practices and Techniques.
Artsy-Fartsy, eclectic & extremely humorous
I've presented at the National Council for History Education Conference this past March, in Kansas City, Missouri. I developed a unit about the Harlem Renaissance for Lower Elementary to Middle School age students. I've presented on the topic of Urban Education at the SDE National Conference for Differentiated Teaching Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. I also created a unit on Lyrical Rhyme for the Library of Congress; it appears on their website for public use.
BA Psychology & Special Education MA Educational Leadership Certified Elementary Teacher (K-8 Self-Contained) Certified School Administrator Endorsements in Elementary Principalship, Cognitive Impairments, Behavioral\Emotional Impairments
I have a 6-year-old Autistic Son, Garyn, with Aspergers Syndrome. He is the absolute joy of my life and brings me laughter nonstop! Other than my Son and teaching, my other passion is art and drawing. I really like to create realistic portraits of people, using only a mechanical pencil! Recently, I joined on the TpT Clip Art Bandwagon and have begun satisfying my artistic cravings that way. If you'd ever like to have anything custom drawn or created for you, please email me and I'd love to make you happy and have fun at the same time! firstname.lastname@example.org
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, PreCalculus, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Special Education, Drama, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Other, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Anthropology, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Basic Reading, Writing, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Physical Therapy, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, The New Year, Dance, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading