This is my 12th year of teaching. I taught for Chicago Public Schools, Des Moines Public Schools, and I am currently teaching for Hawaii Public Schools.
I incorporate explicit instruction for effective and efficient teaching, especially in the areas of reading and math. I also use Capturing Kids Hearts as an effective behavior management system/philosophy.
I was recognized as a model literacy classroom in Area 14 for Chicago Public Schools and I was recognized as a model Prek classroom for Hawaii Public Schools.
I graduated from Iowa State University in 2001 with a bachelors in psychology. In 2006, I received my post-baccalaureate degree in elementary education and early childhood education from Central Washington University. In May of 2017, I received my master's in early childhood education from the University of North Dakota.
I am a HUGE fan of the Daily 5. I've been using it for over five years! My passions are reading and getting outdoors!