I have been teaching for the last 16 years, and have taught everything from Pre-K to Third Grade. I have been on my school district's leadership team, presented at various conferences, and have won numerous awards and grants for curriculum I have written.
It is my duty as a teacher to empower students to be independent thinkers, and my lessons are written to lead students to realize that they do not need anyone's help. I am focused on writing Science lessons that align to the Next Generation Science Standards and its three dimensions, with student performance expectations that include both understanding and application.
2nd place winner "Got2BSafe" curriculum writing contest, 2005 NCJW grant winner for Science unit on "Sound" Reviewer for Perfection Learning's "ISAT Math Workbook" (3rd grade) Presenter at the 2007 NCLB Conference (Illinois) Presenter at the Superintendent's Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity Annual Conference 2007
M.A. in Early Childhood Education, Governors State University Participant in "An Adventure of the American Mind" Library of Congress website project
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