I have had the privilege of calling myself a teacher for 6 years. For most of that time, I taught in a highly competitive school district, and as I’m sure many of you can relate to, I didn’t start out in a tenure-track position right away. As a result, my resume features the following experiences: a half-year as an elementary science specialist (the perfect pairing of my teaching degree with my bachelor’s in biology), half a year in 2nd grade, half a year in 3rd, a year and a half in 4th grade, a year in 5th, and (finally, with a permanent gig!) 2 years in 1st. The silver lining to my years of moving from grade-level to grade-level? I feel these experiences not only made me a stronger, more versatile teacher, but I’ve also accumulated many resources that are applicable for various elementary-aged students! I am excited to share what I’ve amassed over the years through TeachersPayTeachers.
I believe that children thrive on a predictable routine that provides a framework for their day. My lessons are typically modelled after this philosophy, following a similar sequence of steps each day (e.g. thinking question/warm-up, group lesson, partner practice, group discussion, individual practice, summarizer) while varying the content and specific activities to keep young minds engaged. Interactive technology has always been a key tool in my success as an educator, and I am excited to share some of my work on TpT.
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B.S. in Biological Sciences (Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics), University of Maryland, 2005 M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Curriculum & Instruction), University of Maryland, 2006
I am currently a stay-at-home mom to my beautiful children, Patrick and Emma, and reside in Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to this year, I taught and lived in Manhasset, New York, for the past 5 years. I have also taught in Montgomery County, Maryland.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Literature, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Reading Strategies, Poetry, Decimals