I have been an elementary education teacher for 24 years. I have taught first and second grade as well as Basic Skills.
My goal is to create a classroom where children know they are important, feel safe to take risks, realize nothing is impossible and are destined to reach their fullest potential. I will not rush or force my students to fit into a time schedule of achievement, but rather support, encourage and guide them to work at their own pace on their road to accomplishment.
~Nominated for Disney's Teacher of the Year three times. ~Featured in the book "Thank You Teacher, Letters Celebrating Extraordinary Teachers" which was published by Disney.
I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Seton Hall University in the areas of Elementary Education and Psychology. I have a Master's Degree in Education with a Specialization in Early Literacy. I have over 45 Graduate Credits beyond my Master's Degree in the areas of Elementary Education and Social Work.
I am married to a wonderful man and have two sons I adore, ages 11 and 15, that keep me busy!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, Arts & Music, Other (Specialty), Education, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics