I have taught 5th grade for 8 years at a Title I school, and I love it! I have experience with being self-contained, as well as departmentalized. I have also been a Reading Interventionist for students in Grades 3-5, using the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI). In addition, I spent several years teaching in our after-school and summer programs and coached our FIRST Lego League Team.
I feel it is important to balance rigor and high-expectations with FUN classroom activities. I try to present all important content in small-groups, through the use of technology, or project-based inquiries.
Teacher of the Year, 2011-2012 District Honor Roll Teacher
Bachelor's, Elementary Education
Mom of 3 boys (Quote credited to John Buchan)