I have taught early elementary grades in Ireland and throughout the United States. I am passionate about creating hands-on, age appropriate lessons that allow all learners to excel. I currently teach first grade in Milton, GA and love collaborating with my expanding group of friends on TPT.
I believe that differentiation and flexible grouping are the best ways to meet the needs of young learners. I make sure to include student interests and learning styles in the lessons I teach. I am always open to new ideas, and I am learning to embrace the benefits technology has to offer!
Teacher of the Year
I hold an honors degree in elementary education from University College Dublin, Ireland I am trained in Reading Recovery I am a master teacher for student teachers I have spent 18 years teaching first grade (on level, supported, and accelerated students), 4 years teaching kindergarten, and 2 years teaching second grade. I have spent the last 10 years teaching first graders in Milton, Georgia
I am a mom to two wonderful daughters. Being a full-time mom and first grade teacher keeps life exciting!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Physical Education, Health, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, General Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Coaching, End of Year, Close Reading, African History