I have been teaching early childhood for 6 years, working with toddlers and preschoolers, and I love every minute of it! I always say that I learn as much from my students as they do from me.
I am incredibly inspired by the work done in Reggio Emilia, and I have seen these philosophies work first hand. I love encouraging children to be creative and to appreciate the world around them. In my classroom we utilize the project approach, it is amazing what children can learn when they want to understand, and when learning doesn't feel like work! I share tons of teaching ideas on my blog www.preschoolponderings.blogspot.com
I was named a Child Care Teacher of the Year award recipient in 2013 by the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Bowling Green State University.
When I'm not teaching I love to create - crafting, decorating, sewing, and quilting. I also love to bake and spend time with my husband.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World Language, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Drama, Health, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, General Science, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Dance, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, For Administrators, Coaching, Early Intervention, School Psychology, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community