I have been teaching for almost 20 years. For me, it is a calling. My dream was always to become a teacher...and now I am lucky enough to be living that dream!! I believe that teaching is an art form. My classroom is my creative space. I am excited to have the opportunity to share with teachers across the globe! Our job is so important! I love that we can work together! I'm also a Mommy of a Star-Wars obsessed little boy. I am very grateful to all the wonderful teachers in my son's life! Teachers are so very special!
I like to engage my students in all that I do. I believe students should be active participants in their learning....not spectators. I have a great passion for reading and incorporating technology in my classroom. I try to learn something new everyday! That's one of the reasons why I love TPT. Do you know the book character Mrs. Smith who, when she reads, actually reads the character alive? I aspire to be her!
Well, my son says that I make the best macaroni and cheese. Does that count? (Please don't tell him it's straight from the box!) My husband says that I make a mean salad. That's got to count, right?
I attended Gwynedd-Mercy College in Pennsylvania. I will be forever grateful to the professors there. They inspired me and gave me the tools I needed in order to be succesful in my own classroom.
I am currently teaching Integrated Language Arts to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. If you are a Catholic or Christian School Educator, please visit the store below which I am working on with others. It is a collaborative effort to give back to God! All products on that site are specifically designed with the faith-based classroom in mind. The items are intended to bless you and your students. The money made from that site will go to bless people in need. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Chalkboard-Blessings
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Order of Operations, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Drama, Other (Specialty), Education, English, Other (ELA), Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Basic Reading, Writing, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Test Preparation, End of Year, Women's History Month