My instruction is driven by my experiences teaching advanced courses for gifted students; differentiating content, process, and product within my self-contained classroom; and coaching educators in understanding and supplying responsive practices to meet gifted students' academic and social/emotional needs. I have taught for 7 years and worked in both public and private school settings.
I present gifted curriculum through a lens of inquiry and problem- solving. I believe that learning through conceptual, thematic units provides deeper, more meaningful instruction. I promote growth mindsets in my classroom and develop students' love of learning by providing hands-on challenges suited to their talents.
Excellence in Education Award, 2013, Greenville University
M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, Gifted and Creative Education - University of Georgia; ESL endorsement - Lipscomb University; TN Teaching Standard - Vanderbilt University; B.S. in Elementary Education - Greenville University
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Physics, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Physical Education, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Vocational Education, School Psychology, Engineering