We are two educators who have taught for many years together. We started off in 1st grade and then moved to 4th grade. Christy is now a 5th grade teacher specializing in Math & Science. Angie is now a reading specialist serving kids in K-5.
Students, no matter what age, deserve to have an education that is fun and engaging. We strive to create innovative, hands-on activities that challenge the kids and keep them motivated. We believe that all children can and should exceed our expectations. We also believe that teaching should provide differentiated instructional activities. Group activities are a plus and worksheets at a minimum. Interactive notebooks are preferred for all subjects, as well as rubrics for all projects.
We have both been nominated for teacher of the year several times, however, Christy received TOTY for 2014. She made it to the top 5 for the county!
Angie has a B.S. is in Elementary Education, a M.A. in Early Childhood Education, an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum & Instruction. She also has a Reading Endorsement as well as a Teacher Support System Endorsement for mentoring purposes. Christy earned her B.S. in Sociology, as well as her M.A. in Elementary Education. She also earned her English as a Second Language endorsement as well as a Science endorsement. They both continue to be lifelong learners as the field of education constantly changes! They enjoy going to conferences to learn as much as possible from others. They have been trained in Best Practices, Thinking Maps, RTI, and have attended STEM conferences.
Christy is a sponsor for the school STEM club, while Angie hosts an afterschool book club. They enjoy making products that are researched based while meeting the standards of Common Core.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Mathematics, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Mental Math, Winter, Decimals, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Engineering