Growing up, I traveled all around the world and lived in many different countries. I learned to speak Spanish at the age of 9 when my family lived in Spain. I have a total of 26 years teaching experience. After I received my M.Ed. from the University of Florida, I began teaching in elementary school, where I taught pull-out remedial classes for grades 2-5 and a section of K-1. Then I taught Pre-K for 5 years, and then Middle School, where I have been in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. I am currently teaching 7th grade where I seem to have found my niche. My best experience, of course, has been being a mother and a grandmother to wonderful children and grandchildren. I love making products that will help teachers teach and students learn! I am currently certified in Elementary Education; Middle Grades in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies; endorsed as a Teacher Support Specialist; a Reading Specialist K-12, and in Gifted and Talented Education. Follow my blog at: The HappyEdugator
I try to make everyday an unforgettable day! I make every effort to appeal to a variety of learning styles, so that students can stay focused and engaged in learning. Children should walk away from my classroom with a love for reading and a hunger for learning something new everyday.
Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, Teacher of the Year 1999-2000, Teacher Support Specialist, 2010 VFW Teacher of the Year for the State of Georgia
Graduated with honors from the University of Florida.
Although I have many students, I have two children of my own. My daughter is now 33, had my sweet grandson last August. She is currently working as a chef at a fine restaurant in Seattle. My son is 32 and is currently working as a CNC programmer, and also lives in Seattle. I am enjoying being the grandmother of his sweet little boy, too, but sad they are so far away from me. I get to visit about once a year. My husband and I love the outdoors, especially camping, fishing, and going to the springs or the beach. We have two dogs: a lab/chow mix and a border collie/daschund mix, who are both spoiled rotten. We plan on retiring in Florida and traveling during the hot summer months.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, World History, World Language, Spanish, German, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Vocal Music, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Astronomy, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, Geography (University), Journalism, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Canadian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Cooking, Basic Reading, Writing, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Coaching, Test Preparation, End of Year, Close Reading