I have been a full-time teacher since 1987. I have had 29 years of teaching experience in a wide variety of settings including rural, urban, inner city, wilderness, and hospital based schools. I have had experience working with elementary through high school students in traditional school settings as well as a hospital based inpatient psychiatry school, a therapeutic wilderness school, and a crisis unit for juvenile offenders. I have had extensive experience working with special education students in both inclusion and self-contained classroom settings. I have taught all academic subject areas. Elementary, Special Education, and Behavioral Disorders
Students in my class learn by experience, collaboration, research, experimentation, and MAKING MISTAKES! We use technology to research, practice concepts, and engage in online experiments. Students' ideas are always encouraged. Peer tutoring, flexible choices, and UDL are a big part of the dynamics of the learning that occurs in this classroom.
Loyola College: Future Exemplary Educator Award Children's National Medical Center- Employee of the Month Allegany County Public Schools, Maryland: Flintstone Elementary - Teacher of the Year West Side Elementary - Teacher of the Year Bel Air Elementary - Teacher of the Year
Loyola College, Maryland- BS in Elementary Education Loyola College, Maryland- M.Ed. in Special Education
I live with my 2 children and husband on top of a mountain in West Virginia. I enjoy traveling and having adventures with my family whenever possible. Life is too short! Enjoy it! Be outside!! Explore new places!!
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Science, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Physical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Decimals, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Engineering