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, 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, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community