I have been teaching at various elementary levels for 15 years. During this "short" time, I have gained experience in every grade level Pre-K through fourth. I am currently teaching fourth grade and love it. I constantly evaluate myself and seek ways to improve my teaching! I enjoyed teaching and learning the Common Core State Standards this past year and look forward to new ideas to implement them in the coming school year.
I believe teaching should be a combination of direct instruction, student discovery, collaboration, and practice. I have participated in many Learning Focused Professional Development Sessions and those strategies are now an integral part of my teaching.
I was chosen to serve as my school's 2015-2016 teacher of the year. I am very honored and humbled to receive this recognition from my peers. In 2014-1015, I was granted the opportunity to receive a class set of iPads based on a technology proposal I had written. My students will get to use the iPads as long as I serve the students in Lowndes County. PetSmart gave me a grant for a classroom pet. We chose a bearded dragon, named Spike, who has helped to teach my students about ecosystems, adaptations, and food chains!
I decided that I needed to be a part of the school system after the birth of my first child. I went to college, worked, and raised my three awesome children while I gained my BS of ECE from Valdosta State University.
I am married to my best friend. We enjoy spending time with family and friends, fishing, hunting, and traveling.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Word Problems, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Easter, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Phonics