I've taught a variety of grades and levels. I taught 1st grade my first year and then moved over to 2nd grade. I taught second for 3 years and then stayed home with my daughters for 8 years. During that time, I taught Adult Education classes and Parenting Classes. I returned to teaching full-time when my youngest started school and I'm back in 2nd where I've been for the past 7 years and loving it!
I'm pretty eclectic. I feel it's important to find an approach that meets the needs of your students. There is a lot of music, drama and art in my classroom as well as laughter and teamwork. I think it is important to remind your students of their importance, worth and abilities. I also believe that collaboration is vital to teachers.
The "nicest" "meanest" teacher in the school. (The student explained that I was kind and the most fun but I didn't let kids get away with being naughty ever.) I kind of like that.
BA in Organizational Communication BA in K-8 Education MA in Multicultural Education
I am married to a sweet, gorgeous man. I have two wonderful daughters and two adorable pooches named Beau and Ralphie. I love art, especially visual and performance art. In the summer, my daughters and I run an art day camp.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, Arts & Music, Vocal Music, Drama, Geography, Religion, Character Education, Reading Strategies, Back to School