I began my career in finance, but quickly realized that I wanted to work in education. I taught middle school for 9 years before I had 3 children of my own. With my husband's support, I decided to try homeschooling and loved it. The materials I am selling were created during my homeschooling years and I have personally used them in educating my own children. As my children transitioned into public schools, I returned to teaching middle school. I have used some of these materials and techniques with my classes.
Children learn best when they are active, happy, and having fun. Focused, enjoyable lessons create a love of the material and a love of learning. When a child is confident in the material they know, they love showing off and making adults proud. In addition to enjoying learning, students also need a lot of repetition of the material to ensure retention. My materials are designed to be of high interest and repetitive so children will remember the material easily.
I have been teacher of the month in two different schools where I have worked and once was teacher of the month for my school system. I have served as department head and am currently the Assessment Facilitator and on the leadership team in my middle school.
I have a bachelor's degree in finance from Emory University and a Master's in Education from Kennesaw State University with a concentration in middle school math and social studies. I am certified to teach Special Education and have recently added Gifted Endorsement Status to my certification.
When I decided to stop teaching for several years to take care of my young children, I realized I had a unique opportunity to teach them and study more about how the brain learns. I read and studied heavily on brain development and how children learn and retain material. In a nutshell, I learned that children must have a positive environment to learn well, have clear and interesting material, and have the material repeated sufficiently to retain the information in long-term memory.