At 46 years of age, I have been a wife for 20 years, mom for 17 years, and middle school teacher for 14 years! I have taught every subject but my favorites are math and science. I also LOVE sharing ideas and teaching strategies with other teachers and have had many opportunities to do that over my career. I also have been published as a craft creator for a series of girl's Bible studies!
My teaching style is what I would call "modern vintage" - does that make any sense? I love figuring out how to modernize the great old school techniques that work. I am strict and have high expectations, but am super fun, creative and a real nerd in my classroom. I have high energy and believe that a love for learning is contagious, so I try to "infect" all my students with as much of that as I can. My classroom is my happy place, and I believe that is reflected in my teaching style.
During my first year teaching, I was nominated as the GA New Teacher of the Year. I was selected to be featured in the Video for Education series modeling Hanson, Silver and Strong Teaching Strategies. I have been honored numerous times by being asked to lead seminars for other teachers including teaching strategies in the math classroom, interactive student notebook implementation or instructing on multi-disciplinary units. I serve on my current school's committee for Metacognition - which has proven to be invaluable in keeping my abreast of new thinking and learning trends.
I graduated from Mississippi College with a bachelor's degree in Education K-8. I taught middle school for 7 years in Georgia and Michigan public school systems before becoming a stay at home mom for 11 years (my most important teaching job ever!). During that time, I "fed" my desire to teach by teaching women's and teen girl's Bible studies and by doing some public speaking in area churches and at regional Women's Ministry Conventions. I also spent that time working with a leading Christian author to develop creative activities and crafts for her Bible study series for young girls. After that time, I returned to the classroom where I have been for the last 7 years, again teaching middle school but this time in a Christian school environment.
Life long learning is a passion of mine and this Teacher Pay Teacher venture has been (and IS still) helping me to do that. I love to understand new things and expand my skill set, and have thoroughly enjoyed investigating and experimenting with preparing ideas for TpT. I hope anyone who visits my store will enjoy what they purchase and come back for more as I continue to expand my products!
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Chemistry, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Algebra 2, Writing, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects, Test Preparation