I went back to school for my teaching endorsement seven years ago. I substitute taught my first year, taught 4th grade my second year, two years in first grade, and now teaching fourth grade. I love working with 4th graders, and seeing the world from their perspective. I love building a classroom that is supportive, compassionate, caring, where students feel safe....then the learning begins.
I believe that active learning is the key to happy, motivated, and challenged students. I use a lot of technology in my classroom because it engages my students and helps me run my classroom efficiently. That said, I do believe there is a time and a place for technology and more is not always better. I also use interactive notebooks and writing journals on a daily basis. I specialize in creating lessons and activities that reach a wide variety of learning styles as well as provide numerous accommodations and modifications for students who require them.
Certifications: B.S. in Communications and Management. Graphic Design background. Certified Professional Photographer. Elementary Education Grades K-8. ELL Endorsed.
B.S. Mass Communications & Business Management Graphic Design NY Art Institute of Photography Graduate PPA Certified Professional Photographer B.A. Elementary Education with ELL Endorsement
I have a chocolate lab and a black lab who are my "fur kids". I love the outdoors when I'm not teaching - hiking, biking, snow skiing, snow shoeing, taking the dogs for walks, time with friends and family. I love cooking, and clean eating. I have a wide variety of interests.