This is my 20th year teaching. I started my career teaching elementary students (K -6) with learning disabilities. After five years in special education, I decided to teach in the general education setting so I could affect more students and have more control over the curriculum. I have taught third and fourth grade, but am currently teaching second grade in a suburb of Columbus.
I run my classroom like a special education classroom. I differentiate instruction for all students and spend a lot of time in small groups. Last year I have took on a blended approach to learning through the use of technology and individualized instruction. We are a STEM school, so many of my lessons are an integration of science, technology, engineering, and math.
I was selected as the 2005 Teacher Of The Year and have been selected to be a part of many district committees.
I graduated from Bowling Green State University with a dual degree in Elementary Education and Education of the Handicapped (SLD). I received my Masters of Education from Ohio Dominican in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Technology and the 21st Century Skills.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Character Education, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Place Value, For All Subjects, Handwriting, Engineering, Phonics