I have taught second, third, and fourth grades for over 10 years in a public school setting.
I believe all children want and need to be challenged, and I enjoy giving students opportunities to differentiate their own learning. Children are incredible and will most often surpass our expectations when given the opportunity!
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I am a graduate of the University of Arizona, with a bachelor's degree in business administration - emphasis in marketing. After working at Walt Disney World for 5 years, I decided to follow my calling to become a teacher. I earned my post baccalaureate teaching credentials from Arizona State University, and soon after graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Master of Arts in Elementary Education. Over the years, I have enjoyed many continuing education courses, with an emphasis in cooperative learning and gifted education.
I enjoy traveling - especially to the beach and Disney parks, experimenting with new recipes, and creating teaching resources. I'm a voracious reader, and have recently rediscovered my love of novels written for middle grade students.
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, End of Year