I began my teaching career in 2007 as a 5th grade reading teacher in Liberty County, Georgia. After moving to Washington, D.C. I began teaching 1st and 5th grades in the Fairfax County School system in Virginia. Finally after a move back to the south in 2012, I finished my Masters Degree in Special Education and became an Exceptional Education teacher in 2013. I have taught with the Metro Nashville Public Schools since 2013.
I believe, a good teacher has passion about his/her students and being the best teacher takes constant reflection and dedication. As an Exceptional Education teacher, I know that not all days run flawlessly. I truly believe that every day is a new day, with a fresh slate, and that we learn from the reflection from the previous day. I believe that the key to success with my students is building a strong relationship fostering trust and acceptance so that they will take risks in the classroom. I believe that students learn best by "doing" or being actively engaged with concepts being taught.
Teacher Leadership Award 2007
Undergrad- Armstrong University (Savannah, Georgia) Masters- University of Phoenix (Phoenix, Arizona)
I am a recent newlywed who enjoys outdoor activities on the weekend as well as creating new fun crafts!