I have been teaching for 28 years at the same school in Mandeville, Louisiana. I taught 1st grade for six years, then 2nd grade for 15 years, and I am now back in 1st grade. I was the director of our summer camp for three years and have worked both before and after school programs. I also worked as the web manager and technology point person for our school.
I run a disciplined classroom, but I also believe that students must be given responsibilities in order to learn how to be responsible. I use a mini-society in my classroom to help build a community of learners. I would much rather use hands-on center activities to teach my students, instead of JUST a textbook. I differentiate instruction for both low and high performing students.
Leonard P. Monteleone Technology Award
Tech4Learning's Innovative Educator Award
Numerous website awards
15 Donors Choose grants awarded
Who's Who Among America's Teachers
Think Ink Essay Contest Winner
PTA Honorary Life Service award
3rd place Lakeshore Learning's Great Ideas contest (My "Writing Center Caddy" is still sold in their catalog today.)
B.S., Elementary Education, Louisiana State University
M.Ed., Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology, Northwestern State University
Ed.S., Educational Leadership and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology, Northwestern State University
I have been married 28 years to my wonderful wife, Nancy. We have three awesome kiddos! We also have two very spoiled pups! :)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Cooking, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, End of Year