This is my 22nd year of teaching, most of which was in third grade. I've also taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade. Occasionally I teach online university courses about literacy best practices.
My teaching style is...whatever works for a particular student!
I've received lots of grants in the areas of literacy and technology. I've received numerous district excellence in teaching awards. In 1996 I received Disney's National Teacher of the Year award for creativity in teaching. The best awards I have received are thanks from students and parents of teachers.
I received my BSEd from Baylor University, my MAEd from University of Colorado, and many additional courses from a variety of universities.
Obviously, teaching fills most of my time. At home is my awesome hubby and cute kitty. Together we enjoy RVing and sport aviation (Powered Parachutes and hot air balloons mainly). Alone I enjoy reading, knitting, cross stitching, and walking.