I have taught first grade for twelve years.
My teaching style emphasizes student-centered learning. I use a variety of workshops, small group, and whole class activities that require students to learn in creative and original ways.
2012 Teacher of the Year
Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education
My husband is the love of my life and my best friend. I am the mother of five amazing kids ages 22 to 12. Summertime at the lake with my family, a good book, and a diet coke make me smile. I have taught first grade for 9 years! Children are my favorite size of people. I LOVE being a first grade teacher.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Math, Arithmetic, Other (ELA), Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text