I have been in the teaching profession for 13 years, having taught grades 1st, 4th, and 5th. My mission is to motivate and empower my students with the ability to believe that they can be the best person they can be. My favorite things: Color: Purple, Silver Foods: Italian food & Seafood Sports: Football & Volleyball
I love projects, hands-on activities, technology, cooperative learning, and of course music! My desire that through creativity I will guide my students to reach their fullest potential.
Student received Young Georgia Authors Award- 2012
Lincoln University of Pa- Elementary Education University of West Alabama- Counseling
WHAT DOES A TEACHER MAKE? The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, "What’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?" He went on to tell the other dinner guests that he thought it was true what they say about teachers - "Those who can: do. Those who can’t: teach." To corroborate his statements, he said to another guest, "You’re a teacher, Susan. What do you make?" Susan, who had a reputation of honesty and frankness, replied, "You want to know what I make?" "I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I can make a C+ feel like the Medal of Honor and an A- feel like a slap in the face if the student did not do his or her very best." "I can make parents tremble in fear when I call home." "You want to know what I make?" "I make kids wonder." "I make them question." "I make them think critically." "I make them apologize and mean it." "I make them write." "I make them read, read, read." "I make them spell "definitely and beautiful" over and over again, until they will never misspell either one of those words again." "I make them show all their work in math and hide it all on their final drafts in Writing Workshop." "I make them experience music and art and the joy in performance, so their lives are rich, full of kindness and culture, and they take pride in themselves and their accomplishments." "I make them understand that if you have the brains, then follow your heart...and if someone ever tries to judge you by what you make, you pay them no attention." "You want to know what I make? - I make a difference."