I am an Assistant Professor of English at a community college college-level. Prior to teaching at the college level, I spent nineteen years in the elementary classroom with a specialization in English Language Arts.
~Believes in researched based best practice including balanced literacy, differentiation, deductive and inductive teaching, and AVTK hands-on engagement ~Believes in integrating curriculum and making real-world connections ~Believes in integrating art, music, drama, and technology across the core curricular subjects
~Texas Council for the Teachers of English Language Arts Elementary Teacher of the Year, 2006
~21 graduate hours in Literature, University of Houston Clear Lake ~Masters in Reading, University of Houston Clear Lake ~Bachelor of Science in Speech, University of Texas ~Associates in Drama, Lon Morris College
I'm a teacher, writer, entrepreneur, wife, and mom. My kids are grown up now. My son is in IT and my daughter is a professional ballet dancer. I'm married to an accountant. We live in Texas with our adorable cat, Bubbles. I love books, the ballet and theatre, a hot cup of tea on a cold day (we don't get cold days that often), and traveling. My dream is to write and publish MG/YA fiction (working on it).
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Drama, Theater Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, The New Year, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation