Thirty years serving multiple roles in public education. Textbook content contributor for several major textbook companies and Differentiation "Enrichment" Consultant for several school districts.
After spending thirty years as a public educator, I am currently a "Differentiation Enrichment Consultant" in which I work with districts adding enrichment materials to their curriculum and I work for a local university supervising student teachers as a field representative.
My teaching experience includes several years as a classroom teacher in Iowa, Nebraska and Texas in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade. As well I have had the honor of serving as a Curriculum Specialist, Testing and Data Coach and several years as a Gifted Specialist.
I worked as a contributor to major textbook companies for seven years as well as a presenter in which I trained educators to use several different reading and math curriculum. Inadvertently, this experience provoked a realization that there is a lack of authentic, challenging teaching materials that require little teacher preparation and offer the rigor needed to meet the depth of the curriculum standards.
The resources I offer are "print and go" and ready to use in your classroom. They provide the level of rigor needed to challenge even the brightest of learners.
Awards and Recognitions:
* "7-11 Read To Achieve Award"
*Campus Teacher of the Year
*Jr. League of Dallas Teaching Award
*Dallas ISD Innovative Teaching Award
* A+ Federal Credit Union Education Grant Recipient
*Round Rock ISD Community Volunteer of the Year Award
*Alpha Delta Kappa Chapter President
*Presenter at the New York Education and Training Conference
*Southwest Regional Conference Forum Guest Speaker on "Differentiation Made Easy"
BA Elementary Education, MA Curriculum Development
I am passionate about many things, especially writing educational resources that will encourage students to love to learn. When I'm not working, I relish the time I spend with my family and I enjoy traveling, yoga, hiking and meeting new people wherever I go.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Drama, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading