I have twenty years of experience at four different schools. Currently I work at a school in Johns Creek, GA, which is a Fulton County School.
My heart is in kindergarten and I try to make learning as fun as I can. I believe there is a place for worksheets, but I don't believe all learners do best with them so I try to use a variety of activities instead. I believe in differentiation, but I also believe that it is a tremendous amount of work, so I try to create things with options for differentiation. I also like to create things that are fun to make but have a learning purpose as well. Where I work naps and free choice center time no longer exist. I am trying to keep having fun while learning alive along with cute projects.
I've been nominated for Teacher of the Year several times, have been a finalist several times, but I have not earned the title yet.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University, and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Central Michigan University. The latter I received from a satelite program here in Georgia.
I spend a lot of my personal time doing work for school, but I try to get in some shoe shopping, baking, and time with friends as well.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, Health, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Handwriting, Phonics