This is my 18th year teaching and I LOVE it! In addition to teaching 1st grade for 15 years, I have taught a 3/4 combo, and 5th grade. I have had experience working with newly hired teachers as a BTSA Support Provider, developing programs and experiences for gifted students as a site GATE Coordinator, developing district-wide assessments on teacher committees for reading, writing, and mathematics, and mentoring student teachers from CSUSM.
Every child deserves the most positive educational climate possible for academic growth. My lessons are engaging, interactive, and based on the Common Core Standards. I develop my lessons and materials using the five domains of language and ELD strategies to increase student learning.
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Credentials and Certification: Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Special Education from James Madison University in 1994. Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with CLAD (Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development) emphasis from California State University- San Marcos in 2000. Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) Training 2004 GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Certification 2007 No Child Left Behind Certificate of Compliance Accelerating Academic Achievement for English Language Learners Training 2012
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Place Value, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics