I worked for five years as a Geologist in the oil industry in my "first life." After I had my children I taught PreK for five years in a church preschool. Next, I was a substitute teacher for three years during the time when I went back to get my teaching degree. I have been teaching first grade since 1999. I love first graders!
My teaching style is hands on, with an integrated curriculum. I'm a science/outdoors geek and I love children's literature - both of which I use as often as I can in the classroom...and outside!
Athens State Teacher Hall of Fame - April 2011; Teacher of the Whole Child - October 2011; Teacher of the Year May 2012
B.S. Geology/Math 8/78; B.S. Early Childhood Education 5/99; M.A. Elementary Education 8/10
I have three grown children and two grandchildren; all of whom are the apple of my eye.
English Language Arts, Reading, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Drama, For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Summer