I have been an elementary classroom teacher for 15 years. I have taught at one school but two different grade levels, 3rd and 2nd. I have also worked as an ABA therapist and a private tutor in both math and literacy. I have served on a variety of committees such as; our literacy team, safety committee, hospitality, and school climate committee. I have represented our school at the State level for the anti-bullying initiative. Most recently I have been on several committees to re-write and align the school curriculum to the CCSS. I am also a mentor and cooperating teacher.
I am energetic, creative, and hands on! I love art and music as well. I bring my love of animals into the classroom as well. Our class rat, Ramona, is promoting reading through out our building. She is always breaking stereo-types and teaching core values to our students and adults! I am very passionate about teaching both as a teacher and a parent. I appreciate the privilege I get every day to spend time with other parent's children. I treat my students as I want my sons' teachers to treat them.
Brookfield Education Association Teacher Award
Western Connecticut State University: 1999 Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in History Western Connecticut State University: 2005 Master of Science in Education, Reading University of New England: 2012 Master of Science in Education, Literacy K - 12
I love to hike and the outdoors! I have two sons, two dogs, three cats, one rat and one very patient husband!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Literature, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text