28 years...14 years in Kindergarten and 14 years in Second Grade Recently retired.
Teacher! I couldn't imagine myself doing anything else. Learning should be fun and exciting! I want my students to leave each day eager to come back the next day. Passion...teaching comes from my heart. I love to plan, prepare, and create resources to actively engage my students. Each child needs to feel special as if they are the most important person in the room. After devoting 28 years to teaching I made the difficult decision to retire. As I turned off the lights and walked out of my classroom that final day, I realized that my heart will always be that of a teacher.
I was honored to be recognized as the Teacher of the Year in 2002-2003 and 2008-2009 and PTA Teacher of the Year in 2006-2007. It was a privilege to be chosen as the 2013 South OKC Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year.
I received my Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education degree from the University of Oklahoma.
My husband and I have been married for 38 years. Our son and daughter are both graduates of the University of Oklahoma. My children are the greatest joys of my life as well as my biggest accomplishment! Thunder Up! Boomer Sooner!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Measurement, Science, Anatomy, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Geography, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Forensics, Short Stories, Writing, 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, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Phonics, Women's History Month, Classroom Community