I am currently an Education Specialist in an elementary school. I have been in education for 17 years and taught in grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.
I run my classroom through both whole group and independent activites. These independent activities are the focus of my center time. I work to differentiate learning for all learners and continually monitor their progress.
I am a National Board Certified Teacher, Columbia County Reading Teacher of the Year and State of Florida Reading Teacher of the Year Finalist, Golden Apple Teacher finalist and Teacher of Distinction, Lee County Teacher of the Year finalist, Who's Who Among American Teachers and a State DIBELS and FAIR Trainer. I have taught school and district level workshops on Spalding Phonics, DIBELS, literacy centers, math bar diagraming and current teaching strategies.
I graduated from University of South Florida with a BA in Elementary Education and Capella University with a Masters in Reading and Literacy. I have my reading endorsement as well as my ESOL endorsement. I am currently working on my doctorate in Reading and Literacy.
In the picture, I am the one on the right and the teacher on the left is my friend and team teacher, Janet Bales, who helped me create my "copy cat" worksheets. I encourage you to visit my website to see all the products available. www.treasuresforteachers.com
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Native Americans, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Character Education, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Test Preparation, End of Year