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 26, 23 and 20. 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, Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, 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