I am starting my fifteenth year in education! Whew! I started my career teaching adult basic education to teenage mothers at an Early Head Start. From there, I taught 4th and 5th grades at a private school for six years. I then moved out of the classroom into an instructional coaching role. I helped both new and veteran teachers integrate research-based best practices into their instruction. While I loved working with teachers, my heart remained with the students. After I had my own children, I wanted my "teacher hours" back, so I went back into the classroom in a public school teaching 3rd grade for a number of years. This year, I'm mixing it up a little and trying out 2nd! Wish me luck!
I'm fortunate to have received some extraordinary professional development throughout the years. I teach Readers' and Writers' Workshop using Columbia University's Teachers College research and strategies. I also use arts integration through tableau and visual arts. I like to think I'm a bit unconventional, and I love to try new things. I believe children learn best when they construct their own knowledge about the world around them within their own learning styles.
Teacher of the Year Academic Coach of the Year
BS in Elementary Education from University of Dayton (Go Flyers!) Masters in Teaching Literacy from Marygrove College
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Reading Strategies, For All Subjects, Informational Text