I have been teaching for the past 12 years. My classroom is fun and engaging... it's a safe and happy space for kids to learn and share. I am especially passionate about elementary math. Over the years, I have collected and conducted research, and I currently provide professional development workshops and coaching for teachers. I work hard to ensure that all my students feel confident and happy at school.
My approach to elementary math is hands-on, concept-based learning. Kids should create their own understanding of math concepts through exploration with manipulatives, drawings, and discussion. I believe that ALL students are mathematicians.
Teacher of the Year 2015-2016, Evergreen Community Charter School Professional Development Teacher Leader, Governor's Teacher Network
BS in Human Development and Elementary Education from Virginia Tech Masters of Elementary Education (M.Ed) from Marymount University
I live in Asheville, NC with my husband and son. I work with teachers near and far ... it's my goal to make their lives easier, make teaching more enjoyable, and make instruction more effective and confidence-building (for kids and teachers!).
Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Special Education, Math Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, Professional Development, Word Problems, Holidays/Seasonal, Mental Math, Halloween, Decimals, Place Value, Coaching