8 years experience teaching 2nd grade 1 year experience teaching Pre-K (3, 4, and 5 year olds)
I teach with intention and I am responsive in my teaching strategies in order to challenge my students and meet their needs. I don't implement anything in my classroom just because "it's cute". Everything we do has a purpose. I believe that knowledge is grounded in experience and experience is a powerful teacher.
The Colorado Springs School E.E. Ford Award, 2009
Plainedge High School 1989 Roger Williams College 1990 State University of NY at Oneonta 1993 Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education
I grew up on Long Island, NY I moved to Colorado in 1996. I married my husband in 2001 I became a 2nd grade teacher at CSS in 2004 I became a foster parent in 2010 I became a PreK teacher at CSS in 2012 I became an adoptive parent in 2013
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School