12 years of teaching experience. This is my 5th year teaching Special Educationn-. I have taught 3rd and 4th graders, and the last few years in a K-2 Resource Room. Pre-teaching experience includes Legal Assistant, and Research Assistant at Harvard Medical Library, The Countway, in Rare Books.
Enthusiastic and engaging! I love to help students realize how they learn best, and then advocate for this and create their learning situation. Students often feel they are led to learning, but I feel they need to lead their own learning. Goal setting, self-monitoring, and self-advocacy for what they need to learn are always taught and welcome in my classroom!
The Golden Bell Award from the Arizona School Boards Association, 1997.~HomeStart Porgram, Flagstaff Unified School District. Awarded Outstanding Masters Student by the Center For Excellence in Education, Northern Arizona University, 1997
BA Emmanuel College, Boston, MA 1988 Cum Laude AAS Pima Community College, Legal Assistant 1991 MEd. Northern Arizona University 1997, with Academic Distinction Concentrations in Literacy and Learning Disabilities. CLIP trained (Collaborative Literacy Intervention Project)
Endorsements in ELL and Music. Happily married with 3 wonderful and active children!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Special Education, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Handwriting, Phonics