I began my teaching career in 1993. I taught special education, specializing in learning disabilities, for 15 years. After that, I was ready for a change, so I moved to fifth grade and taught there for three years. This was followed by five years teaching fourth grade. In 2016, I followed my heart once again and started teaching second grade where I still am today. I have loved all of my roles, and I look forward to learning new ways to challenge myself as an educator and creator.
I teach in a student-centered classroom full of "hands on" learning. I do my best to address the learning styles and needs of all my students.
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I graduated from The Ohio State University in 1993 with a degree in Special Education, specializing in teaching students with learning disabilities. Later, I attended Ashland University for my Bachelor's Plus degree in elementary education, and I earned my license to teach grades 1-8. In 2009, I competed my Master Degree from The Ohio State University in Language, Literacy, and Culture. This is my dream degree because I was able to justify completely immersing myself in children's literature as well as learning about all of the unique cultures that contribute to making teaching such an incredibly rewarding job!
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Phonics, Women's History Month