I was born to teach and absolutely love working in the field of education! During my over 20 years of experience, I've served in numerous capacities. I specialized in mathematics education and have spent the majority of my career serving as a math instructor and math specialist.
♦Campus Math Specialist
♦District Math Specialist
As a secondary teacher of all subjects, math was rarely a student favorite. However, I believe all students can become mathematicians and intentional instruction is the key to student success. Students learn best when lessons are hands-on, meaningful, and allow for multiple entry points. Mathematical understanding is fragile when students are rushed to the abstract phase. Depth of understanding takes time and moves students through a progression of concrete, representation, and abstract understanding. Successful mathematicians are fluent at all levels and can explain their processes and understanding.
♦A peak inside my classroom would reveal students working in pairs or groups, using manipulatives, and sharing out.
♦I follow a reflective educator model and tend to think outside the box.
♦I believe in Making it Meaningful - Making it Stick!
★Superintendents Award for Outstanding Educator
★District Curriculum, Assessment, and Instructional Planning Guide Writer
★Professional Development Presenter and Trainer
★District Textbook Chair
★District Grade Level Chair
★Math Department Chair
★International Baccalaureate Teacher
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Education with an Area of
Concentration in Mathematics. I have attended graduate school and have coursework completed toward my Educational Administration degree.
♦Grades K-8 All Subjects
I'm a wife, mom of three, lover of math, and passionate special education advocate!
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Professional Development, Statistics, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects, Test Preparation