I have 26 Years of experience in education I have taught grades one, two, three, four, and five. I am currently working at a community college as the director of dual enrollment.
I enjoy hands~on teaching and love to integrate subject areas as much as possible. I do believe there is a strong need for "old school" instruction as well. There is no replacement for memorizing math facts, writing in journals, and reading from a variety of genres. Through a mix of technology, cooperative learning, and "old school" techniques, I strive each day to reach all my students. I have a strong belief that every child can learn and will learn if you earn their trust and confidence!
Delta Kappa Gamma member, National Board Certified in ELA for Early and Middle Grades, Class DOJO mentor, Duke Children's Hospital Patient Family Ambassador, CCP State Advisory Board, NISOD Excellence Award and Presenter, Numerous community college advisory committees
I am a 1996 summa cum laude graduate of Meredith College, where I received my BA and K-6 Teaching Certification. In 2000, I received my master's in elementary education from East Carolina University. I became national board certified in 2008 in reading for grades K~6. I renewed this certification in 2017. I attained my doctorate in educational leadership with a concentration in higher education from Concordia University-Portland in 2018.
Happily married with beautiful son! Love the mountains and snow, Duke Blue Devils, watching soap operas, reading, and working on my TPT store! :)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World Language, Chinese, Arts & Music, Music, Health, Other (Specialty), English, Geography, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Phonics, African History