I've been teaching since I graduated from the University of Florida in 1987. I've taught first, second, and third grade in Georgia and Florida.
I am a teacher who believes in creating life-long learners. I want to make learning fun so that my students look forward to coming to school each day. I want the children to leave the classroom every day excited and wondering what they will be doing tomorrow. Above all, I want each student to feel that they can, and will, be successful in third grade. I want my students to always put forth their best efforts. When students leave my classroom, I want their experience with learning to be an experience they will never forget.
Teacher of the Year, Plew Elementary School, 2010 Just Read, Florida! Reading Leadership Team of the Year, regional winner, 2010 Reading Leadership Team of the Year, Okaloosa District Schools, 2010 Florida Math and Science Day, Model Lesson Plan for Grades 3-5 winner, 2009 Florida Digital Educator Middle Childhood Generalist, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
University of Florida, M.Ed. Troy State University, Ed.S.
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English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Health, Geography, Religion, Literature, Economics , General Science, Physical Science, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Summer, Informational Text, Close Reading