I've taught all levels of elementary school over the past 20 years, and have experience with Title I, ELL, Gifted, and SLD students. I spent the first 5 years teaching K-1, then several years in 4th grade, 6th grade math and science (with the occasional history class) for 6 years, and for the past six years, I've been teaching 7th and 8th grade science to gifted students.
I believe in a balanced approach to teaching. Not all students need instruction the exact same way every day. I pride myself on being student centered/driven and hands-on with an emphasis on critical thinking.
2017 Arizona Teacher of the Year -Ambassador for Excellence
B.S. in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University Masters in Educational Leadership , NAU ESL and Gifted endorsements Middle school math, science qualified
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English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Word Problems, General Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Tools for Common Core