I have been teaching since 1991. I spent 2 years in first grade and 1 in pre-K in South Carolina. My first 4 years in Florida were spent teaching a 2nd - 3rd grade combination class. Since 2000, I have been teaching kindergarten.
I am a very energetic and hands-on teacher. My students learn quickly through music, dance, and literature. I teach reading in small groups. My morning consists of a balance between one on one reading, whole group reading, and small group rotations. Our late morning and afternoon is spent learning math through hands on interactive lessons. I teach weekly thematic units focusing on a social studies or science theme.
I was awarded the Early Childhood student of the year in 1992 when I graduated with my MEd from the College of Charleston. I was awarded The Teacher of the Year in 1999 at my school. I am currently Nationally Board Certified as an early childhood generalist.
I graduated in May 1991cum laude from The College of Charleston with my B.S. degree in Elementary Education. I graduated in December 1992 from The College of Charleston with my M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education. I earned a 4.0.
I have been married 27 years. I have four grown children and two granddaughters.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Arts & Music, Music, Health, Literature, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Engineering, Phonics