I started teaching Kindergarten in 2012 and then moved up to 4th grade the following year and have been teaching math to the 4th grade ever since. Before teaching full time I subbed for two different districts grades k-8. I have never not worked with children in some way. It is my passion and I am in love with it! I have a Gifted Cluster group with students who accelerate from 3rd grade. In that rotation the gifted teacher on my campus co-teaches with me three days a week. Outside of my classroom I also CoLead the Math PLC on my campus and am an advisor for the K-8 Student Council. Last year I was given the district title Lead Gifted Cluster Teacher and facilitate classes to other teachers in district that want their gifted endorsement and I manage the gifted summer camp.
I love my classroom to be student led as much as possible. I plan a lot of hands-on, movement, technology, and station/center activities.
I was nominated as rookie teacher of the year for my district in 2012. My Principal and Mentor Teacher (who oversees ALL new teachers) both separately nominated me. I was disqualified only because I I started a month later in to the school year. I still count this as an award for myself! Even with a late start they still thought I was great. In 2016 I was given given a title of Lead Gifted Cluster Teacher. I work under the Gifted Coordinator for our district.
I have my BS from NAU in Early Childhood Education. An endorsement in Elementary Ed, My Full SEI Endorsement and my Provisional Gifted Endorsement. I am also halfway through my Masters in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.
Away from school I am the wife of a handsome man since 2007. Together we have 2 pretty little girls, one studly boy, a quiet tortoise, and a crazy fluffy dog. I enjoy Starbucks and bad TV. I am a terrible speller so if you ever see any mistakes in my work please let me know. I wanted to start selling products on here only because they are things I couldn't already find. I love TPT and that it is teachers helping teachers be great! Enjoy :)
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