I taught for 17 years. 12 years in first grade, 4 years as a Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach, and 1 year in Pre-K.
I believe in creating a nurturing environment full of hands-on learning, positive reinforcement, and creating a safe place for students to try new things. I have a true love for literacy, there is no greater feeling than helping students learn to read!
I feel honored to be able to serve teachers and help simplify the amount of time spent planning for the classroom. I strive to create resources that are easy to prepare, and easy to use.
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education- Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas Masters Degree Reading Specialist- Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Word Problems, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community