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, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year