I enjoyed 5 formative years in a title one public school setting and am celebrating my 3rd year at a Classical Academy. I have 2nd, 4th and am currently teaching 1st grade. I have also subbed in K-7th grade classrooms.
I am passionate about classical education and believe that it is quality teaching that can certainly benefit any educational setting or child from the special education student to the highly advanced child that craves a challenge. I believe that classical education sparks curiosity and can restore the love of learning and discovery to an educational system in great need of revival. http://classicalsubjects.com/resources/ICE.pdf http://www.gbt.org/text/sayers.html
SmartIdea Arts Integration Trained Teacher Fountas and Pinnell Reading Published Poet New Mexico High School All State Women's choir 2001-2002 (haha, still resting on those laurels!) Mother of 2 precious little boys.
I graduated from USC in 2007 with a bachelor's in elementary education. Due to status as an "official" Air Force brat, I attended 11 schools before I graduated High School! Therefore, I am quite familiar with the way business runs in a variety of schools across the country. (: Masters degree in Lifelong learning from the School of hard knocks.
I am a teacher's wife (hubster teaches 8th grade social studies), and the proud mama to 3.5 year old Charlie and 1 year old Oliver.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Math, Measurement, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Arts & Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA), Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Summer, Phonics