I have over ten years of a experience as a middle school teacher. I have taught grades 6, 7, and 8 in both Science and English/Language Arts. I also taught high school Physical Science for three years. In addition, I have seven years of experience as an elementary school librarian. My primary focus is creating exceptional story time experiences for Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students.
I run a student centered, project based classroom. I know kids learn best when they are actively involved in their education. From simple one-period labs to multi-day inquiry projects I want my students out of their seats doing science. I hold the same philosophy in my English classes. I like to create and use lessons that inspire conversation and critical reading and thinking skills in my students. I specialize in creating novel unit that emphasize nonfiction reading skills and units that blend nonfiction content into fiction novels.
Teacher of the Year 2009 Published in Journal Of Teacher Initiated Research Fall 2010
B.A. Middle Childhood Education (4-9) with concentrations in Reading and Science from Wittenberg University; M.A. Reading from Otterbein University; Reading Endorsement (K-12), Master Teacher Designation (Lead Professional Lisencure) Ohio
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English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Forensics, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Women's History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month