I have taught kindergarten, pre-first, first, and second grades. I've also taught special education students, grades K-6. Currently, I am loving working in the dual roll of working with students in Resource/RTI and Title 1 settings . As a district trainer, I have conducted workshops for teaching math concepts and strategies, as well as reading (4 Blocks model, Harcourt) and writing (Step Up to Writing, Six Traits.) I truly enjoy working with students and teachers to integrate the creative use of technology in learning. Currently, I am immersing myself into developing teaching materials that target specific skills and address the components of The Common Core.
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UnderGraduate Work: Central Washington University PostGraduate Work: University of Hawaii at Manoa
I currently live in Lacey, Washington. I have taught in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, North Carolina, and Japan. I have three great girls, all pursuing their goals in college.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Music, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, English, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Study Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Mental Math, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading