I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Santa Rosa County, Florida. According to Florida's Department of Education, I am in the top 10 to 30% of all teachers in the State of Florida in Math and Language Arts. In 2005, I was honored to be Teacher of the Year at Pea Ridge Elementary School. I was a district finalist for Santa Rosa County's Teacher of the Year that same year. Over the years, I have written and been awarded many grants. I have over twenty years teaching experience collectively in grades 1 through 5. Currently, I am a fifth grade teacher. I am rated as a Highly Effective Teacher.
My class theme is Jacobs' Geometric Kids. I believe in providing a "well-rounded" education to my students through scaffolding and differentiated instruction. Like a "diamond", my students need guidance, instruction and love in order to "shine".
Graduated Magna Cum Laude - B.A. in Elementary Education; National Board Certification; Pea Ridge Elementary School's Teacher of the Year 2007; Santa Rosa District Finalist for Teacher of the Year 2007; Written and Awarded Many Classroom Grants; International Reading Association Presenter
BA in Elementary Education - Magna Cum Laude; National Board Certification; In-Service Training; Book Studies
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Forensics, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Engineering, Close Reading, Classroom Community