I am in my sixteenth year of teaching. I have experience teaching first grade, third grade, and I am now in my third year of teaching fourth grade. In addition, I teach fifth grade reading and language arts. I have experience teaching all levels of students - from students with special needs to students who are in the Talented and Gifted program (I am Gifted Certified). I also have experience with planning model units for my county's curriculum department.
I am very passionate about teaching Reading and Language Arts and will only teach those subjects in the upcoming year as our school departmentalizes. I believe in immersing students in real literature and with providing students with the tools necessary to be successful, life-long learners. My main goal as an educator is to develop a love of reading in all of my students. I teach the Common Core Standards, and I am always striving to learn more ways to reach out to my students and to help them succeed. My expectations are high, but I know that all students can learn.
I have been nominated for Teacher of the Year.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. I am also certified to teach gifted education.
I always strive to be the best I can be and to always learn.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Computer Science - Technology, Geography, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year