I have many years' experience as a K teacher assistant. I received a Middle Grades and Elementary certification, and taught K,3, and 6th grades. My current and favorite (so far!) is 3rd grade.
I balance direct teaching with inquiry-based and cooperative learning. Students are scaffolded to reach their potential. My ideal classroom features students learning at their own pace while I facilitate.
In a prior life I worked at IBM and received the "IBM MEANS SERVICE" award, and a manager's award.
My undergraduate degree is in Business Administration. I qualified for a lateral-entry program through NCTEACH in order to begin teaching; I followed up this cohort with courses at NC Central University. have a Masters' degree and am in the process of receiving my National Board Certification.
I have three wonderful children and a sweet townhouse! I love to travel,walk, and read. Netflix and Hulu are my favorite television addictions!