27 YEARS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION: Elementary Education, High School Computer Education, Intern Coordinator, Grant Writer, Mentor Teacher, Workshop Facilitator, Lead Teacher. Middle School Tutoring and homeschooling - Teaching Kindergarten through 8th graders and loving it! You can get more ideas by joining me on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/EduContessa/
Every child in my class is “gifted” and every child in the room has “special needs”. When you understand that, you understand me. I am the coach who raises the bar before every run and catches them just enough to break their fall, until they land standing. I teach hands on ... Always get your hands dirty and have fun!
Teacher of the Year,$2,000 ING Grant, Target Grant, Edy's Ice Cream $2500 award, 23 DonorsChoose.org grants funded, Teacher as Leader, Math Lead, Technology Lead, PTA VP of Fundraising. PTA VP of Carnival, Webmaster
BS IN EDUCATION, ASSOCIATE IN TECHNOLOGY
I have 2 sons and a wonderful husband. We love to camp, fish, garden, and cook. We're very lucky to have a home in the woods on 21 acres where I can enjoy the simple things when not at work. We have a large garden in the summer that the family all works in. My children are big vegetable eaters and love to help me with canning. We hunt deer from our property and make jerky and BBQ. My students get first hand examples of antlers, fur and bones for tools when we dig into our Native American Unit. We have about 18 chickens and my youngest son sells the eggs as a little business. We enjoy campfires at night and mornings rocking on the porch in the spring.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Chinese, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Special Education, Other, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, African History, Classroom Community