I have been teaching 3rd and 4th grade reading for 10 years at a low income rural school.
After many years of teaching reading from textbooks, I have discovered the art of teaching through novels. I have introduced novel studies, genre studies and author studies and the results have been better than I thought possible. My kids are enjoying independent and partner reading. They ask for more time to read and discuss their reading. It's really incredible.
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I received my Bachelors degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I have a double major in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I received my Masters degree from the University of Alabama in Elementary Education.
I am happily married to my husband, Matt. We have two beautiful daughters, Ansley and Tenley.