I have experience in the general education classroom for 15 years in public schools in Maryland, Tennessee, and Nevada. Includes: ~experiences in PK-5 ~students from Title One, special education, students with autism, ADHD, exceptional, and learning disabilities, diverse cultures ~experiences with curriculum writing, mapping, and development ~member of school improvement and school leadership teams ~trained extensively in behavior management ~nominations for teaching awards
I strive to create creative and engaging lessons for my students. I don't teach from the textbook or assign excessive amounts of workbook pages. We often create our own investigations and explore concepts using inquiry and curiosity. My lesson presentations on TPT are examples of the engaging lessons I teach everyday. The most meaningful compliment that my students give me is, "You make learning fun!" I hope to bring this concept to more classrooms through my materials.
I've been nominated by students and their parents for a variety of national teaching awards including Disney Teacher of the Year. Though I haven't been selected, I am honored by the nominations. The most meaningful awards I've received have come in the form of unofficial hand-drawn certificates distinguishing me as the "best teacher in the whole wide world!"
Bachelor of Fine Arts (University of Houston) ; Certificate of Teaching (Hood College) ; Masters in Curriculum and Instruction (Hood College) ; Online Blended Learning Certification (Clark County School District) ; Completed half of National Board Components (other half is in progress)
The products I create for Teachers Pay Teachers are items that I have successfully used in my own classroom. I purposefully do not use an excess of colors, clipart, and borders in my TPT printable items in an effort to save on printing and ink costs. Need creative/original art work for your posters, presentations etc? I am happy to create additional items upon request. This is all available to you. Custom priced. Let me know your requirements!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Computer Science - Technology, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Statistics, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation