I started my interest in education as a PreK teacher while taking classes in college. After graduating from University of Kentucky, I spent a semester substitute teaching in all grade levels and subject areas. My first year of teaching was in the 4th grade teaching all subject areas. Then I moved to the 5th grade and stayed there for 6 more years. I taught math and science most of the day to two different classes. During this time, I was heavily involved in unit development and curriculum planning and outlining for the school district. After having children, I went part time and worked as a computer lab teacher for grades 1-5. This experience has allowed me to incorporate technology into many of my lesson plans. I stayed at home with my young daughters for 5 years, which is why I started submitting units to Teachers Pay Teachers. I continued creating more lessons and projects to help others use strategies and activities that have proven to engage students and meet standards. In 2015, I went back to work as a part-time Gifted and Talented teacher for 4th and 5th grade students and really enjoyed finding ways to challenge my gifted students! I am hoping to add gifted and talented resources in the future. In 2016 my family moved to Chattanooga, TN and I will be the science lab teacher for a museum magnet school. I plan to create and add more science lessons with this new position.
I prefer learning to be hands-on and engaging for students. If they aren't interested, they will not pick up the content. I like for my lessons and units to include a variety of activities for different learning styles. My lessons for learning math incorporate literature, music, art, dance, kinesthetic activities, investigations, games, technology, learning centers and more.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Kentucky, Panhellenic Academic Excellence Award, highest GPA in Greek community , Sara Ruth Guerin Scholarship for outstanding undergraduate students in the Teacher Education Program, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
Eastern Kentucky University: June 2003 – July 2006 January 2015 - May 2016 • Masters of Arts in Elementary Education, k-5 • Endorsement: Reading/Writing Specialist, p-12 • Endorsement: Gifted and Talented, p-12 University of Kentucky: August 1998 – December 2001 • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education • Emphasis: Social/Behavioral Science; Northern Kentucky University: 1997-1998 and Summers • Undergraduate, Elementary Education
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English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Biology, Environment, Physics, Math Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Statistics, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Engineering