I currently have an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from South Dakota State University and Masters of Education degree from University of LaCrosse. I am currently in my seventh year of teaching with Winona Area Public Schools. I started my teaching career as a Head Start teacher. Shortly thereafter, I joined the WAPS staff as an early childhood educator for 3 years, taught CSR in 2nd grade for 2 years and am starting my second year as a 1st grade teacher.
In my classroom, the students learn through hands-on, investigative activities. The learning revolves around the needs and wants of each and every child in my room. To provide the best learning environment, I differentiate my teaching to meet the needs of individual children. We focus on building a strong community in our classroom while we think critically, inquire about things around us, and work respectfully in groups.
College of Liberal Studies Graduate Student of 'Excellence Award' Winona Radio Teacher of the week - 2012
Undergraduate: South Dakota State University - Brookings SD (Early Childhood Education: Birth-Age 8) Graduate: University of La Crosse - La Crosse, WI (Masters of Education)
I have been married for 5 years now and have a beautiful 2 year old daughter. I love to organize, clean, and do crafts of all sorts. Check out my class blog at www.flyingthroughfirst.blogspot.com!
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Instructional Technology, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Place Value, Earth Day, Handwriting