I am in my 11th year of education. My first year teaching was in 2nd grade. I then taught 3rd grade for 7 years. I spent one year serving as an Instructional Facilitator in my district. I am currently teaching 1st grade at the elementary school I attended.
I love using cooperative learning and just recently read a book that encourages teachers to be a classroom manager, so I am trying that approach as well. I truly believe that teachers should be facilitators of learning. My students are in charge of their own learning.
I was selected as the Teacher of the Year for my school during the 2008-2009 school year.
I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Pfeiffer University in 2004 and my graduate degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University in 2008.
I have been happily married for the past 10 years and am the proud mother of twin girls.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Math, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, World History, Word Problems, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text