I have been an elementary teacher for 13 years. 3 years were in an ESL/Bilingual classroom, 11 years in 3rd grade, and 2 years in 4th grade.
I prefer a student-centered classroom where the standards are taught through a lot of student choice using task cards, cooperative learning groups, technology, stations, and PBL projects. I am a technology innovator and Google Educator trained.
Teacher of the Year 2007 Teacher of the Year 2015 Google Educator
Bachelor of Science, EC-4th Generalist Education from Tarleton State University ESL Certification GT Certification TELPAS Certification Google Educator
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, World History, Arts & Music, Music, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Literature, Instructional Technology, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Informational Text, End of Year, Classroom Community