I have taught for 23 years, and I absolutely love this profession! I have taught regular education and special education, as well as elementary, middle, and high school. I am currently performing the role of an Academic coach between two elementary schools. I help write curriculum and create needed materials for teachers for them to use in their classrooms.
I believe in direct instruction with hands-on activities to supplement my instruction. I believe that students should be actively engaged in their education.
I have had many shining moments in my teaching career, but one of the best was when I had a student who had been home-schooled until third grade and she came into my class and couldn't read. By the end of the year, she looked at me and said, "Do you think I will pass the CRCT?" I told her, "Absolutely." She passed and she cried and I cried!!!! Moments like that are what makes teaching all worth it!!!!
I have an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's Degree and Specialist Degree in Special Education.
I have been married for 31 years and have three wonderful children and one beautiful granddaughter. My oldest child (a daughter) followed in her mama's footsteps and is a 3rd grade teacher. I am one very proud mama!!!!