This is my 15th year in the West Ada School District. I taught 2nd grade for 2 years and then moved to 3rd grade. I taught one year of 4th grade and then moved back to 3rd grade where my heart is. I have also taught after school reading programs, EL summer school, and church camp.
My teaching style is heavily centers based. I also strongly believe that students need an even amount of instruction at their academic level and at grade level. I also believe in using rewards systems to motivate students. These rewards do not cost money, but are geared to what students are interested in.
I was nominated for Teacher of the Month! :)
I received my degree in Elementary Education from Idaho State University and my Master's in Education from Northwest Nazarene University.
I am happily married and have 3 wonderful children who keep us extremely busy. We love to enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and biking. I have a passion for teaching and love the challenges and joy my students bring me every year.