This is my 18th year as a classroom teacher. I have taught self-contained 5th grade, 6th-8th Reading Intervention at the middle school level, and 12 years as a 6th grade ELA teacher. I have also taught 4th grade and 1st grade. I plan to stay in 7th grade for the rest of my career.
I utilize the Balanced Literacy approach. However, I have worked at incorporating the Daily 5 and Reader's/Writer's Workshop into my instruction to give ownership to my students. I am always working to improve my resources in order to meet the needs of my students.
I am a National Board Certified Teacher.
Bachelor's of Social Science in Elementary Education from Xavier University Masters in Educational Administration from Xavier University
I love learning and finding new ways to engage students and make them excited about the learning process. My tech-savvy husband keeps me motivated and I have three AMAZING kiddos that inspire me each day! VISIT MY BLOG
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