I am a National Board Certified Teacher (Class of 2012) in the certification area of Middle Childhood Generalist. I am entering my 7th year as an educator, 6 of which have been in Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Maryland. I have also achieved my Master's Degree in the area of Classroom Climate and Management and hold my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a certificate in Urban Education. The first 5 years of my career were taught in Title 1 settings.
I am a strong advocate of Brain Based Learning, and have done extensive Master's Coursework in that area. I also believe strongly in cooperative learning and teamwork. I make my lessons fun and engaging and allow my students to have a variety of choices in how they submit their final products. This is how I differentiate my instruction and create authentic assessments. I am a firm believer in rubrics that allow students to self-assess during the process and include them in most, if not all of my lessons.
NBCT Class of 2012
-Millersville University, c/o 2007 (BSEd) -Gratz College, c/o 2010 (MAEd) -National Board Certified Teacher, c/o 2012 (Middle Childhood Generalist)
-Currently a 5th grade teacher in AACPS, Maryland -Taught 4th grade for 5 years prior to 2012-13 school year
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Martin Luther King Day, For All Subjects, For Administrators