I have had the fortunate opportunity to teach for 23 years now! Most of my years have been spent in 3rd grade, and I've logged about 9 years now in second grade. I also spent about 3 years out of the classroom in a reading specialist position. I am also currently serving as the Technology Leader for my site; a position I am sharing with one extremely knowledgeable 5th grade teacher! (Thank goodness!!)
I believe that learning should be exciting. I know I'm on the right track when students are commenting on the way out the door, "This was the most fun day ever!" I may be the teacher, but my students are partners in their own learning, aware of the standards they are mastering, and proud of their personal progress. I will never stop working on my own teaching style; I have learned so much from the expertise of others.
It is an honor to teach. There are days when it is easy to forget this!
Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Bilingual Emphasis. BCLAD Certificate. Master's Degree with an emphasis on Computer Technology in the Classroom.
I love to read, cook, and read cookbooks, :-) I try to balance my love for all things chocolate with a healthy dose of fruits and vegetables. (The perfect marriage there being chocolate-covered strawberries, of course!) I am beyond grateful for two amazing kids of my own that bring so much to my life!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Literature, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Place Value, Test Preparation, Close Reading