I am currently in my 21st year of teaching and curriculum writing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have taught second, sixth, and fifth grade (in that order). At present, I am teaching fifth graders in Colorado Springs School District 11.
I utilize a unique blend of whole group and small group teaching methodologies incorporating numerous styles like McRel and Richard Allington. I enjoy utilzing my own curriculum to enhance any skill and concept being taught. I use short stories, raps, songs, quizzes, organizers, games, and so much more to keep my students engaged.
1999-2000: Broadmoor Elementary School Teacher of the Year 1994: Outstanding Future Educator Award (University award given to student teachers)
Bachelor of Arts, English Emphasis: Elementary Education University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado Graduation Date: Spring 1994 G.P.A.: 3.83/4.00 cum laude Masters in Educational Leadership (Curriculum and Instruction) University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Graduation Date: August 1999
I have been blessed by working with extraordinary colleagues and students that have shaped my career in dramatic ways. I'm thankful to so many people for my teaching career.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, Math Test Prep, British History, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Statistics, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Basic Reading, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value, Informational Text, Close Reading