Before becoming a classroom teacher I spent seven years working as a second language tutor and reading tutor. I worked with students ranging from Kindergarten thru the 8th Grade. As a Classroom Teacher I spent five years teaching Kindergarten, and most recently I have been teaching First Grade.
I love to create visuals and activities to allow optimal teaching opportunities while making students as independent as possible. I use a lot of technology! I have made hundreds of PowerPoint presentations, many of which have been converted into flipcharts to be used interactively on a Promethean Board or slate. I have made hundreds of materials for use in Centers and/or Work Stations. The more independent my students are, the more I am free to read with small groups and or individuals, as well as offer extra tutoring to those that require more explanation of concepts.
Graduated summa cum laude
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.
My husband is my best friend! My first teaching job ever was the rearing of my own children. I love my growing family and feel blessed to be able to have them in my life and learn from them everyday. It doesn't get any better than that!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Arts & Music, Drama, Health, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Handwriting, Early Intervention, Phonics