I have had the opportunity to teach all subjects 3-5. For the last 5 years I have had the opportunity to teach only 4th grade math. I feel like 4th grade math is my niche and I hope it is where I get to stay for the remainder of my teaching career.
My goal each day is for the students to tell me that "it was fun and it was easy". If it was "fun", that lets me know that they understood the lesson to the point that it was enjoyable. I want all of my students to leave 4th grade as confident math students. I believe scaffolding lessons appropriately is the key to making students confident and successful.
Technology Innovator of the Year 2016 Math Teacher of the Year 2015 Teacher of the Year 2011
2009 EDS Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University 2008 Masters Administration and Supervision, Lincoln Memorial University 2007 Teaching License, South College 2003 Retail and Consumer Science Minor Business Administration, University of Tennessee
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Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Math Test Prep, Classroom Management, Business, Word Problems, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, For All Subjects