I'm a permanent fixture in 3rd grade as I've been teaching that grade for 31 years. No matter what school or what state, I land in 3rd grade! And, I'll admit that it's where I feel most comfortable and right at home.
My teaching style creates a calm and inviting atmosphere for my students. It's my belief that students learn best when they feel able to take risks without fear of failure.
Teacher of the Year at the local school level for 2011 - 2012
I began as a Psychology major in undergrad a long, long time ago. My student teaching and certification were both in secondary education. Quickly, I realized I was not where I needed to be. Not long afterwards, I returned to college to earn an MEd in Early Childhood Education. And the rest......I lived happily ever after with 8 year olds!
I'm a South Carolina native with strong roots there. But, I currently live in Georgia and let all my students and colleagues know that I'm a Carolina Girl at heart!
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Word Problems, Basic Reading, Writing, Informational Text