I taught 5th grade for one year and have been teaching 4th grade for the past 11. For the past 7 years I have been the department head for 4th grade in my school district.
I firmly believe that kids need (and sometimes, crave) structure in their lives, so I try to maintain a highly structured classroom for my students. I like to balance that structure by showing students my silly side and incorporating humor into my lessons as much as possible.
Alpha Upsilon Alpha Action Research Award, Buffalo State College, 2010
Bachelor's Degree-Roberts Wesleyan College, 2006 (Childhood Education and Special Education) Master's Degree-Buffalo State College, 2010 (Literacy Birth-6th grade)
Proceeds from my store go to fund my ever-growing classroom library, as well as the Second Hand Dog Rescue in Rochester, NY. Books and dogs are two of my favorite things! :)