I pray that my resources allow teachers to spend more time with their families and friends. I create TPT resources full time now for elementary school teachers. I remember how much extra time was spent at home creating hands-on learning resources so your students could go that extra mile, so they could actually learn and not just learn how to take a standardize test. I have over 20 years teaching Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th grade. I have also taught middle school, high school and adult education technology. I have taught Gifted and Bi-Lingual classes, was a Network Administrator at a new elementary school. I have been the team leader and Teacher of the Year. My favorite job was being the district ESE Technology Curriculum Specialist and all the teacher training that was involved. I now love knowing that I can help many teachers all over the World with my TPT resources.
I am passionate about using hands-on centers, mini-lessons and Guided Reading in the primary classroom! Next, instill a love for literature in children. Build a strong foundation in the youngest, primary children with literature, vocabulary, spelling & writing and everything else will fall into place, including Math & Science!
I hit the ground running my first year with being nominated for the Beginning Teacher of the Year for my district. Later, I was the Teacher of the Year. Being a Navy Wife on the move has allowed me to accept different positions, and gain a wide variety of grade level and subject level experiences.
I am a PROUD Seminole from the Florida State University with a BS in Elementary Education. Later I earned a Gifted Endorsement from University of North Florida. I am constantly continuing my education in computers and technology, including two summers at NASA's Astronauts Memorial Foundation, as well as becoming a Microsoft Office User Specialist.
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Thank you, ~Fern
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