I have more than 15 years of classroom teaching experience. My first teaching job was in Kindergarten. It was such a fun age. When my family moved to a new area, I took a teaching position in Middle School at the 6th-grade level. I am extremely fortunate that I was able to work with some incredibly dedicated and talented educators. As a team, we worked together to create a curriculum for many of our core subjects. After teaching at the Middle School level for 10 years, I took on a new position in an elementary school where I taught 2nd grade and 4th grade.
I believe in instilling a passion for lifetime learning into my students. One way I introduce this passion is by being a model lifetime learner for my students. We live in an ever-changing world. Teacher-student interaction centers on assisting students in their personal journey through learning. This philosophy goes hand-in-hand with the teacher as facilitator approach to teaching. It also embraces the idea that each student is an individual with his or her own special needs.
Regal Eagle Award 2008 & 2010 Community Service Honorary Award 2010
Master's in Educational Technology, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, and Associate of Arts in English.
Leader of a district-wide character education program while implementing new technology including video production & TV production for grades 5-8. Leader of a school wide creation and development of Student-Led Portfolios for Parent Teacher Conferences.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, World Language, Spanish, Latin, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Special Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Other, Canadian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Religion, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Cooking, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, End of Year, Women's History Month, African History, Classroom Community