I have taught 8 years in the public school system and 5 years in the private school system. I have lead math meetings for grades 1-8, been on the selection textbook committee, and have mentored other teachers. I have been trained in using Kagan and Singapore math (specifically bar models).
MATH I use the I do, we do, you do method. I enjoy using centers and hands on learning (even for middle school students). Singapore math is something I use to prepare students for standardized testing (bar models). Wrote memorization is also something I find beneficial to students. SCIENCE Hands on is a must in science. I do this by having labs in the classroom at least once a week. Lots of visual aids help. Lectures with a twist, make it fun and relatable for the students. Games to help review and retain information (Kagan). I also involve the community in my class. I invite guest speakers with expertise in the topic taught to do labs with students.
Teacher of the year 2006-2007 Branch Out and Grow educational grants 2014
High School- Heritage Christian Academy College- McNeese State University
I am a happily married, proud mother of 3 beautiful children with a passion for teaching.