26 years of experience teaching elementary students. 23 years teaching gifted students in both pull-out and self-contained settings, 2 years in regular 5th grade classroom, and 1 year of kindergarten. I'm currently teaching combination STEM and Literature classes for gifted students.
Discovery method of learning, using Depth of Knowledge, along with the Habits of Mind to inspire and challenge students to go above and beyond what they thought they were ever capable of doing. Relaxed, but structured classroom. Rules are enforced, but there are couches, rugs, and other creature comforts for my students.
Donor's Choose Grants, Superintendent's Distinguished Educator award, BP A+ for Energy Grant winner (2 years), Endowment for the Arts Grant awarded in 2014
UW Madison - 1988 National Louis University - 1993
Love my daughter, two cats, and husband to bits.