I have been teaching in Florida for 22 years. I have taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, as well as a combination 4th and 5th grade classroom. I taught all subjects in all of those grade levels, and I also have taught ELA only in 4th and 5th. For 11 years I taught inclusion students with an ESE teacher pushing into my classroom. I have taught visually and hearing impaired students along with students with other physical impairments.
I am a big fan of collaborating with my fellow teachers. When I am fortunate enough to have an ESE teacher push in, we work together as a team. I reflect often on my classroom to see how I can make it more efficient, or improve my students' experiences. Since I do not like recreating the wheel, over the years I have found things that work for my students, and tweak them to suit my current needs.
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Florida State University '89 BS Child Development BS Elementary Education
At home I spend my time spoiling my daughter and our dog.