I've spent five years teaching 1st grade and seven years teaching Kindergarten. While I loved teaching 1st grade, I can honestly say my heart is in Kindergarten. I also run the after school program at my school and I assist teachers with their students daily ranging from grades K-5th.
I enjoy using lots of hand on activities for my little ones. I'm also big on cooperative learning.
Chosen to attend ASCD Conference in San Francisco 2011, Awarded medallion from US Naval Commander Johnson for excellence in teaching in 2004.
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2001, and a Master's Degree in Language & Literacy Development in 2005.
I am autism trained and certified.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Library Skills, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Phonics