I taught preschool for 15 years with a degree in early childhood. I then went back to school and got my elementary education degree. I have been teaching first grade for 8 years now and I LOVE it!
I believe in positive reinforcement and the gradual release of responsibility. I also believe students will rise up to our expectations so I keep expectations high for all my students. I am fun but firm. I also like variety. Each student learns differently so I like to approach the lessons/concepts in multiple ways to reach all of my students.
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Associates of Science degree with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education from Salt Lake Community College in 1997. Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Utah in 2006.
I have been married for 21 years to the most amazing man. He gets how much I love my job and even takes time to help out. I have 3 girls (19,14,8) and they are the loves of my life. I live in and work in a small suburb in Herriman, Utah. What a great place to live and teach.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Other (Science), Arts & Music, Special Education, Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, Early Intervention, Phonics