Before becoming an educator, I had just graduated from college with my B.A. in communication. I then observed a family friend's 3rd grade classroom and I was HOOKED! I had to become a teacher. I student taught for a year in 5th grade at a Title 1 school in Salt Lake City and have taught 1st grade for six years now at a Title 1.
Positive reinforcement with a focus on relationships and student social/emotional needs. I also am focused on differentiation for gifted/talented population. I love using technology in my classroom where it will help my lesson pacing, flow, and rigor while also keeping my students engaged and interacting in ways they couldn't before. I am also a huge believer in flexible seating in primary grades.
I received my M.Ed. from the University of Utah in Elementary Education. I received my ESL and Gifted/Talented endorsements and am currently working on my educational technology endorsement. I am in LETRS training and completed Units 1-4. Currently doing Units 5-8 this school year. I am also Google Education Level 1 and 2 certified.
Born and raised in Utah. Lived in California for a while chasing the dream of being a world famous chef back in the 2000's when all the Food Network chefs made it look so fun! When I am not working, I love to read books on my Kindle, watch the news (yes, I am that person), go on walks with my bulldog, and play video games. If I could go anywhere in the world, it would be Europe. More specifically Italy, France, and Ireland. Wanted to visit Japan when I was younger and did a study abroad in Osaka. Highly recommend visiting at least once.
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Summer, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community