I have been teaching for 16 years. Love it more every year!
I start each school year as a new journey. I have very few things that I do exactly the same each year because I am always searching for fun, new ways to present the curriculum. I love being a teacher and can't imagine doing anything else!
Recently, I was "Tagged by the Superintendent" for being an exemplary teacher in my building. I have been nominated for teacher of the year three times.
I have a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Early Childhood.
I was born and raised in Virginia Beach and so was my husband. His job with the FBI took us to New Orleans for seven years, where my children really "grew up". We survived Hurricane Katrina and were lucky enough to get back home to Virginia Beach in a relatively short amount of time.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month