After teaching kindergarten for 15 years, I decided to explore other grade levels. I taught 2nd grade, gifted resource K-5 for several years, 1st grade, and then decided I was meant to be a kindergarten teacher. I'm happily teaching kindergarten for my 21st year of teaching, and I'm right at home.
My teaching style is very organic...student-centered. I believe in establishing a supportive and safe community first, before focusing on subject matter. I have a Conscious Discipline classroom and all of my students can tell you what that means! :)
Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching 2006 in Naples, Florida. National Board Certification: Early Childhood Generalist - 2004-2014
Stetson University 1996 - Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education Florida Gulf Coast University 2004 - Masters Degree in Reading
I am a newylwed, living happily ever after with my husband, Shaun. We were married on 9/28/17. We adore our dog, Guinness, and are hoping to start a family any day now!