My husband is a kindergarten teacher and I currently teach 4th grade math and science, so it's safe to say, there is a LOT of talk about education in our home. I've spent my entire career teaching in the city of Chicago. I first taught at a neighborhood school on the south side of the city where I worked for 10 years and I then made the transition to a world language magnet school where I've been teaching for the past 11 years. I've taught 1st through 5th grades and have acted as a school reading specialist, and provided professional development for teachers throughout the Chicago area. Currently, I teach math, science, and writing to our school's 4th graders. I have also provided math workshops/professional development for staff based on Common Core math and the NWEA exam.
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* Nominated for the DRIVE Award (Delivering Results Through Innovative and Visionary Education), honoring the top 1% of Chicago public school teachers * Member of my magnet school's Leadership Committee, analyzing and using data to inform instruction * Co-presenter for the Rochelle Lee Fund summer workshop: Guided Reading * Twenty time Donors Choose recipient * University of Chicago Lead Teacher cohort participant, focusing on guided reading, data collection and analysis * Chosen as an Area 15 Lead Teacher by the Center for New Teachers, modeling lessons and providing debrief sessions for new teachers in area 15 * Chosen as a demonstration classroom by individuals from The Office of Literacy, for the area 15 principal's walkthrough * Presented at the 2003 and 2006 Chicago Public Schools / University of Chicago: Internet Project Technology Expo * Participant of the Lead Teacher question and answer panel during the Area 15 Conference * Golden Teacher Coach for first year teacher * Selected to be part of a presentation for principals and CPS educators, showcasing exemplary classroom libraries that foster educational growth
BS in Elementary Education from Illinois State University, National Board Certified, Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Common Core Math
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Math Test Prep, Literature, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects