I'm a 6th year Kindergarten teacher with multiple years of teaching before being hired full time. I've taught PreK and Ready to Start programs, in addition to being a teacher's aide and nanny. Since I was in 2nd grade, I knew I wanted to spend every day of my life in a school setting influencing our future generations. I love what I do, and therefore, I have never worked a day in my life!
I take pride in hands-on learning. I truly believe that teaching is 3/4 theater! I dance, sing, create games and activities on the fly. I was voted "Biggest Little Kid" in high school; I am a kid trapped in an adults body! I know how they think and I know how to engage their little minds to flourish beyond their greatest expectations. I love art, paint, glitter, glue, etc. My expectations are always high and never lessened!
Adoptaclassroom.org "Teacher's Change Lives" recipient 2014, Office Depot's "Teacher of the Year" $2,500 grant recipient 2014, Bakersfield City School District's "Leader in Education" recipient 2015, KBAK "One Classroom at a Time" $1,000 grant recipient 2015
Born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. Mom is a Secretary of a school, older sister teaches Kindergarten for another district here in my hometown. When I'm not teaching, I love being an auntie to my two nieces and two nephews! Life is great!
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Arts & Music, Art History, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Coaching, Early Intervention, Phonics, Close Reading