I love spending my days with children, helping them ignite a passion for learning. I have 15 years of teaching experience, primarily in fourth grade, but my experience has spanned 2nd-4th. The last 11 years of my career have been spent teaching at a private school in Manhattan, New York.
I love to provide direct instruction on new concepts, skills and ideas, and then create games, projects, and collaborative activities that allow children to explore those new concepts in a more creative and interactive way. I also enjoy teaching about social responsibility and social justice, teaching children about the challenges we face as a global community, but how they can enact social and global change as citizens of the world.
Disney Teacher of the Year Nominee Summer Peace Education Rio de Janeiro Participant, Columbia University President's List, Graduate School, Columbia University Member, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
B.A. - Elementary Education and German, GUILFORD COLLEGE, Greensboro, NC M.A. - Curriculum and Teaching, TEACHERS COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY Ed. M. - Curriculum and Teaching, TEACHERS COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY Specialization, Peace Education,TEACHERS COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY
I live and work in New York, NY. I am married with two young children (ages 8 and 4). Between teaching and parenting, when I get a free moment, I am out running the streets of Brooklyn!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Basic Principles, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Visual Arts, Health, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year