I have been education children for the past 11 years! It seems like just yesterday I was graduating from college and here I am going onto the next decade! I've taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades but definitely found my passion in 2nd. I love teaching, creating materials, exploring resources, and collaborating with other teachers! Any chance I have to create something engaging and purposeful, I'm game!
I am certainly a "think outside the box" type of teacher. I love taking books and creating activities to go right along with them in order for students to attach their learning to something they will remember! I'm also a HUGE advocate for hands on learning, holding students accountable for their work and part in the learning process, and discovery learning-including STEM education and inquiry based learning.
*Obtained National Board Certification 2017 *Teacher of the Year 2016-17 School Year *Model Teacher for Beginning Teachers in the District *Green Apple Distinguished Teacher 2011-12 School Year
I attended California University in PA where I recieved a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in grades K-6. Since then, I've taught in Clarksville, TN for 3 years, and relocated to North Carolina, where I was lucky enough to be in my happy place of second grade!
I love designing materials to use in and out of the classroom and have been doing so since I was simply a college student! I think it's so important to plan with the end in mind and I think the materials I've created aligning with education standards for (mostly) primary grades show just that!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Classroom Community