My teaching experience started long before I had my first classroom. I spent most of my childhood and teenage years working with children so becoming a teacher was an easy choice for me! Originally I thought I would teach middle school, but I fell in love with primary grades during my observations. During student teaching, I had limited curriculum to use so I started creating (very basic) centers and printables for my students. My mentor teachers were incredibly supportive and I felt confident going into my first year as a 3rd grade teacher! I hit my stride my 2nd year in the classroom...as the general ed teacher in 1st grade. I taught (and fell in love!) with students who had very high needs. I began creating resources to meet the students in my class who were significantly behind and above grade levels, students who need language supports and more. Each year after that, I have grown as an educator and developer. I am incredibly proud of the resources you'll find here in my store and can't wait to work with you!
It's not easy to describe my teaching style in a few sentences, but I believe relationships are the deciding factor in the classroom. Our students need to know we believe in them, love them and enjoy them. I spend every extra second working to build trust with my students and then we focus on the curriculum. My resources are engaging and easy to use, because I think you should spend you time on your students and yourself!
The best award is hearing my resources make YOUR life easier.
I graduated from a public high school in Lewisville, Texas. I received many services at school including guidance counseling, support groups, and gifted/talented. I also needed tutoring in math once I reached middle school. These experiences have shaped me as an educator and mom. I received my Bachelors of Science from Texas Woman's University in Elementary Education and English as a Second Language. I'm so proud that I received such a wonderful education focusing on the growing diversity in our classrooms.
I currently live in Dallas with my husband, our daughter Everly and our goldendoodle, Tucker. I am the big sister to 3 younger, including Liam that's 21 years younger than me. I love being apart of his education and experiencing things from this side of the parent-conference!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Special Education, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community, Social Emotional Learning