I am entering my twenty-fifth year as a teacher in Westfield, New Jersey. During this time I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. This year I will continue working as a Reading/Math Intervention Teacher for Grades 1 and 2. My goal has been to encourage my students to become independent and creative thinkers. I am always humbled by what my students remember and the projects that have made an impact on their learning.
My teaching style is effective, creative, and flexible.
2012--(Renewed Certification) National Board Certification, Middle Childhood Generalist, Middle Childhood Ages 7-12 2003--(Initial Certification) National Board Certification, Middle Childhood Generalist, Ages 7-12 2000--Charles Philhower Award for Teaching Excellence, Westfield (New Jersey) Rotary Club, Elementary Teacher of the Year Phi Kappa Phi, Kean University
B.A. English, Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 1990 M.A. Instruction and Curriculum, Kean University, Union, New Jersey, 1995
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Study Skills, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading