I have been an educator since 1993. I have taught: PreK, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 1/2 multi-age and a 3/4 Gifted cluster class, whew! Arizona was my home for many years and the past 13 have been spent in Colorful Colorado. Curriculum development has also been a huge part of my teaching career. I have worked with curriculum at school, district and state levels; including conducting PD at all levels as well. You could say that it is a passion area of mine!
My teaching style is always evolving and changing. I love to learn new things that enhance my craft and promote higher student achievement. I am a very laid back, soft spoken teacher. I allow a lot of student choice (daily 5, where to sit, topics for writing, etc.). Technology is also a huge part of my teaching. I have had 1:1 devices for many years and have learned a lot about incorporating technology into my classroom.
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I am a graduate of Grand Canyon University. Go LOPES!
I am married, have three children (15,17,19), love to camp and enjoy the outdoors.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community