I'm Texas born and raised and have been teaching FIRST GRADE for six years.Before getting hired on as a first grade teacher I did my student teaching in a self-contained 3rd grade classroom. I loved the independence and fun personalities of the "big kids," but I really think I found my calling when I was put with my first grade babies! As tricky as managing a group of hyper six year olds can be, being able to teach kids to read and be excited about learning is the ultimate reward!
I'm a hands-on learner myself, so I love to incorporate project-style activities and tons of artwork into everything I teach! I also am constantly finding ways to keep my students actively engaged through the use of various call-and-response, chants and dances -- so our classroom is never quiet! It's a place filled with lots of fun, laughs and hard work as we all tackle first grade together!
In 2018 I received the District Coin of Excellence Award by our district's leadership team. I've also been nominated for campus teacher of the year twice throughout my six years with my school, as well as served on various leadership teams for my campus. This upcoming year I will also serve as our first grade campus ambassador for the Friends of Texas Public Schools Ambassador program.
I attended Howard Payne University, where I played for four years in the women's collegiate soccer program. I graduated in the spring of 2012 with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Minor in Art.
I met my husband, Brent, when we were both fifteen years old playing high school soccer in Midlothian, Texas. High school sweethearts through and through, we then moved back to our home-town after college and (after ten years of dating!) we were married in 2014. We now have a beautiful one year old daughter, a 70 pound German Shepherd lap dog, and a home that we love! Life as new parents is crazy and wonderful and a lot less sleep... but we absolutely love it.
English Language Arts, Reading, Math, Numbers, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Canadian History, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Arabic, For All Subject Areas, Writing