This 2015-2016 school year with you will be my 8th year teaching. I graduated in May of 2008 from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and became certified to teach grades PreK-3rd. Since then I have added Elementary Education to my certifications that allow me to be certified to teach any grade from Kindergarten to 6th grade. So now, between both of my certifications I can teach PreK-6th grade. My teaching experiences include an internship in Kindergarten at West Melbourne School for Science, 1st grade at Lockmar Elementary, and 3rd grade at University Park Elementary School. I then began my teaching career working for a local charter school where I taught 1st grade for 3 years and then taught a 1st and 2nd grade combination class my last and fourth year there. I then left the charter school to begin my career with Brevard Public Schools, where I began my time at Westside. I took on a few short-term teaching positions during my first year at Westside. I began a Kindergarten class, moved to a 5th grade class, 2nd grade class, and 6th grade class. That same school year I took an opportunity to teach a Kindergarten class at Columbia Elementary in January, they had been through 3 teachers and were in need of a teacher committed to staying and teaching them through the end of the year. I ended the school year with them in May that year. I then returned to Westside full time for the following school year where I taught 3rd grade. Last school year, I taught 6th grade. While I LOVED my 6th graders, I prefer to teach students in the Early Childhood grade levels where I can most utilize all that I learned during my college coursework, and asked if it would be possible to be assigned to 3rd grade or under for this 2015-2016 school year. Now my 8th year teaching will be back with 3rd graders!
collaborative, project based, student led, and interactive
Nomination for teacher of the year 2014-2015 School Year
University of Central Florida BS in Early Childhood Education May 2008
I'm looking to provide various reproducibles, rubrics, and other helpful classroom materials mostly for the 3rd grade classroom but also for other grade levels as applicable. :)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Physical Science, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading