Having taught at many grade levels throughout my career, I know how time consuming it can be to create teaching tools that work best for our classrooms. Teaching is my passion. Those moments when a child wraps their mind around the concept and is able to learn independently, are magic to me.
I believe that every child can learn if they feel safe, comfortable, and valued in the classroom. Therefore, our classroom is cheerfully decorated. Students can choose their seating from traditional chairs and desks, to cushions on the floor with clipboards in their hands. Also, all of our bulletin boards must be user friendly for me and for my students. If they are not useable, they don't last long. Modalities including small groups, independent work stations, whole group instruction are implemented on a daily basis in our classroom.
STAR Innovation Grant, 2011
1998 - BAEd in Elementary Education 1998 - BS in Family and Consumer Sciences Vocational Education 2003 - MA in Teaching
Busy mom. Busy teacher.