I am currently a 2nd grade teacher. I taught Kindergarten for the past 4 years. Prior to that I taught in a Multi-age K-1-2 classroom for 12 years. I also have experience teaching after school intervention programs and have taught English Language Learners. Before becoming a teacher I was a stay at home mom and had a certified home day care. I have also worked at the YMCA for the past 18 years in a variety of pre-school programs and currently teach gymnastics classes to 3-5 year olds. Become a follower and be the first to know about new products and promotions in my store.
Fun! Fun! Fun! : ) I believe children can learn while having fun! Not a day goes by without laughter! I like to say, "I get paid to play!" (We all know that is not really the case).
I am honored to be a teacher! A 2nd grade student gave me note each day that said I was the World's Best Teacher! (Does that count?) Voted "Mother of the Year" by my children! Ha ha!
Teaching is my second career. I earned an undergraduate degree in Communications and Marketing from Central Connecticut State University in 1985. I was a stay at home mom for many years and had a certified home day care. I went back to school and received a MAT from Rhode Island College in 2000. I am certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.
I have 3 daughters ages 27, 25 and 22.. I am originally from Connecticut, but have lived in RI since 1986.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Other, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community