I have taught for over 10 years in a variety of levels from Kinder all the way to 12th grade. I also have experience and am sharing that experience in all subject areas. I would like to share with others what has worked for me in the classroom.
My teaching style is to engage students and make learning fun. I incorporate games and interactive lessons in my teaching. I also like to use a variety of graphic organizers to help students gather their information. Whether it is for close reading or for writing, organizers help students collect their information.
According to our state evaluation system I am an exemplary level teacher. I have also received a teacher of the year award from my current school district and am currently serving on the New Mexico Dream Team.
My background is in the health profession and I have went to school in a couple of health areas. In trying to get my own children educated, I ended up becoming a teacher. My children are now all out of school and I am still teaching. I didn't realize that I would fall in love with teaching and remain in the profession. I love learning and I love working with the kids and watching them grow academically.
I have been married for over twenty-six years and live on a ranch in the middle of no where. I drive 47 miles one way to teach school. I have three great children and two are married. I recently became a grandma for the first time and it is awesome. I even have a classroom set up in a spare bedroom for my grandchildren. I have seen the rewards of a great education in my own children and wish that for everyone.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Science, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World History, Religion, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading