Presently, I'm teaching 5th Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies (ESL & GT) at an intermediate campus in Central Texas. 2009-1012, I taught both 5th and 6th Grade Reading, ELA at Soc. Studies at an intermediate campus. 2004-2009, I taught 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Reading, ELA and Soc. Studies on an middle school campus. From 2001-2004, I taught 9th, 10th, and 12th grade English on a high school campus.
I prefer to use literacy stations. I try to cover a variety of activities that are student-centered. I change up activities every 10-15 minutes to keep the kids moving and busy. I prefer to be the facilitator and allow the kids to discover the answers together, on their own, with only guidance from me.
Teacher of the Month Nov. 2005
I got my AA in Early Childhood Education at University of S. Carolina in 1997. I received my BS in Interdisciplinary Studies at University of N. Texas in 2000. I have the following endorsements: PreK-3 Generalist, 4th-8th ELAR & Soc. Studies, 4th-12th ELAR, ESL Certified, GT Certified, and TOP/TELPAS Rater Certified.
I grew up in Ft. Worth, TX. I currently live and teach 5th grade ELAR in Waco, TX. I am happily married. I have 3 children, ages 5, 14 & 16.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Arts & Music, Music, Music Composition, Drama, Literature, Classroom Management, Short Stories, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Tools for Common Core