I've been a first grade teacher my entire career! I love first grade and can't imagine being anywhere else! I also teach staff developement in math, literacy, and technology and truly love sharing creative ways to integrate technology across all the different subject areas!
Get Messy! Step outside the box! Dare to take the risk! Be willing to turn your content upside down if that's what it takes to reach and teach ONE child! Hands on, small group, workshop models in all areas. I believe every student learns their own way and it's my responsibility to find out what way works for each student! Worksheets don't have a place in Wall's World and everything is hands on, meaningful, rigorous, and purposeful. Technology plays a big part in my classroom but not in and of itself. There must be a purpose each time we bring out our devices.
Teacher of the Year Finalist 2012-2013-Riverside Elementary School, Suwanee, Georgia
Bachelors Degree from Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas in Acting, Theater Scene Design. and Directing. Masters in Early Childhood Education-Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia
I've been married for 25 years to Roy and we live in Suwanee, Georgia. We have 3 children, Brittlan, Bryn, and Brexton, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 turtles, and one fish! We are Plano, Texas transplants, so our roots and family are in Texas but our home is Georgia!