Second Grade Teacher August 2012 to August 2014 Oak Harbor Elementary School – Oak Harbor, Washington Oak Harbor School District “School of Choice” Title 1 School Fourth Grade Teacher August 2009 to July 2012 Arlington Traditional School – Arlington, Virginia National Blue Ribbon School Nomination 2012 Governor's Award for Educational Excellence 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 National Schools of Character, Finalist 2007 and 2008 Graduate Assistant August 2008 to May 2009 James Madison University- Harrisonburg, Virginia Orientation Program Assistant February 2007 to February 2008 James Madison University- Harrisonburg, Vriginia
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Oak Harbor Education Grant, October 2013, $2,000 reward for 4 iPad Minis with HD Video Capabilities DonorsChoose.org, March 2013, $900 reward for two classroom iPad minis DonorsChoose.org, November 2010, $700 reward for classroom novel sets Teacher of Promise, May 2009, recognition for accomplishments and commitment to public education PRISM Grant, May 2008, using Lego Robotics and GPS/GIS technology in grades 4, 5, and 6
James Madison University, Harrisonburg Virginia Masters of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education, May 2009 Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, May 2008 Minor: Elementary Education Certification: Commonwealth of Virginia, Elementary Education PreK-6 valid through June 30, 2019 State of Washington, Elementary Education PreK-6 valid through June 30, 2016 Technology: SMART board, Document Camera, Lego Robotics, and Web 2.0 tools Pearson: Completed edTPA training, Elementary Education, April 2014
After leaving the teaching world to raise my two babies under two years of age, I realized how much I miss the profession and making an everyday human impact. I decided to start my own business but quickly found that without a focus on education and the classroom, finding happiness each day at work was quite challenging. After closing my business and trying to find a way to Upcycle the fabric that remained, I decided to create inspirational mobiles for my two children. What started as a fun craft quickly turned into the realization that I can stil make a human impact from home. A large part of my teaching career was devoted to character education and what better way to start each day than remind students how amazing, exceptional and loved they are. I decided to list the mobiles on TpT after friends encouragement. I hope they can add a personal touch to your classroom and bring a smile or some hope to those amazing minds in your classroom!