16 years 1st-2nd-3rd-4th grades Gifted Intervention Specialist (3rd-4th grade reading) Tutor students grade 1-4 National Board Certification-Early Childhood Generalist Primary Math Specialist (4 years teaching math enrichment classes) Presented at NAGC, OCTELA, Ohio Google Summit, OCTM conferences as well as for SDE and locally. Will be presenting at IRA/ILA conference 2015
My classroom is often described as "controlled chaos". I love to have my students moving and working collaboratively. Most definitely HANDS ON! I also believe strongly in using visual cues and in using color to help with organization and to enhance memory.
NCTE 2013 Donald H. Graves Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing OCTELA 2015 Award for Special Distinction (Language Arts Teacher of the Year) Educator of the Year LEPTA: 2003, 2009, and 2012 NBCT 2005, 2015
AA-Univ. of Cincinnati BA-Northern Kentucky University MA-University of Phoenix Gifted teaching endorsement certificate University of Cincinnati
Working with little people has been my passion for the past 20+ years. I have two "grown" daughters now so spending my days with young eager learners is extremely fulfilling. Teacher blog: hwlearninglinks.wordpress.com
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), Curriculum & Instruction, Education, Educational Administration & Policy, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Cooking, Basic Reading, Basic Math, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Mental Math, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading