I have taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade for a total of 6 years, with several years of being a stay at home mom thrown in between. I am certified Pre-K-8th grade with my ESL and SpEd certificates as well. Teaching has always been a passion of mine and I love to share with others.
I call my teaching style organized chaos. It always has a purpose and meaning, but we work in groups and talk a lot! Walking by my room at times may look a little loud with kids all over the place, but if you come in and talk with them they know what they are doing and why. I am most familiar with and use Daily Five, Kagan strategies, Comprehension Toolkit, Writer's Workshop, Readers's Workshop, Words Their Way and Math Workshop.
1st grade team leader 2014-2015 Campus teacher of the year nominee 2013-2014
I graduated from Howe High School in 2000 and attended Texas A&M - Commerce where I graduated in 2003 with my Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
I have been married since 2002 to the man that makes it all happen. He is a graphic designer/printer. I dream up ideas or peruse Pinterest and he makes them a reality. Most, if not all, of our files and products are designed by him for me or other teachers. It has been the perfect asset for me as a teacher to have him at my beckon call ;) Hence our name Dorman Duo Designs! I certainly couldn't do it without him.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Environment, World Language, Spanish, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Informational Text, Handwriting, Coaching, End of Year