I am currently a 4th grade teacher in Nixa, MO, and I love it! I spent six of my 20 years in public education as an instructional specialist, but my passion is teaching students. In addition, I've worked with teachers at conferences and seminars in over 30 states since 2002.
I integrate differentiated instruction, brain-based learning, inquiry-based learning, Math with Meaning, and Four-Blocks (Guided Reading, Writer's Workshop, Self-Selected Reading, Working with Words) into my lessons.
I'd love for you to join my on-line college course, Differentiating K-12 Assessments. You can earn one credit hour. http://www.ed2go.com/sde/online_course/4da/detail/Differentiating_K_12_Assessments.html
I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Missouri State University with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Texas-Wesleyan University, and a second Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University.
My family includes my husband of 25+ years, two sons, and two daughter-in-laws. My oldest son is a youth pastor and his future wife does marketing for Bass Pro. My youngest son and his wife are still in college studying conservation and global studies.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Science, Social Studies - History, Government, For All Subject Areas, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Mental Math