Twenty-two years in education - all grades taught. Four years assistant principal, two years principal, nine years teacher coach. Additionally, national presenter in ELA. writing and CCSS.
Golden Apple Teacher of the Year - School District Eleven, 1999 Graduate Student of the Year - UCCS, 1994
MA + 96 Curriculum and instruction Educational leadership Reading Specialist
My educational philosophy ... Education : the word originates from the root 'e', from 'ex' meaning out and 'duco' meaning I lead. The word literally means a leading out - the leading out of knowledge. My work ethic ... Work Smarter, Not Harder Why Do I Call it the Idiot's Guide to Teaching? Because I can make your teaching life simple, fast, efficient and fun all in one! My personal life .... Great husband, four terrific kids, two dogs, one cat, many fantastic friends! My hobbies ... Hiking, traveling, photography, writing, gardening My best hopes for TpT ..... I hope to share some of the hundreds of items I've created over a career and maybe I'll make a little money!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Critical Thinking, Literature, General Science, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading