I have been teaching at the same small rural southern Illinois school for 21 years.
I enjoy being a facilitator that creates an environment where my students can work collaboratively and learn in a student led classroom. I like giving students a choice of work options, classroom seating options, and leveling their assignments to meet their educational needs.
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Grant recipient 2013 and 2014, Tri County Grant recipient 2014, Pets in the Classroom recipient 2014, Seven Donorschoose. org projects fully funded to date, PPG/Vanex Grant recipient 2015, CITGO's Fueling Education winner 2015, Dr. Pamela J. Farris Rural School Library Award 2016
Bachelors of Science from Southern Illinois University and Masters of Educational Studies with a reading emphasis from McKendree University.
I am a hometown happy wife, mom to three kids, and teacher trying to live life to its fullest. I am a lover of morning coffee, anything to do with arts and crafts, creating new environments and activities for my students, and making extraordinary memories with my family.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Public Health, Geography, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Study Skills, Physical Science, Cooking, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Mental Math, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics, Classroom Community