I have been a public school teacher for 13 years. I am certified to teach Elementary Grades 1-6, Middle School English Grades 5-8, Middle School Spanish Grades 5-8, and English as a Second Language Preschool-12th Grade. I currently teach 5th grade reading.
I do not like to use textbooks. I believe that it is important to know your students and choose lessons and texts that interest them.
I was White River Reading Council's Teacher of the Year a few years ago. I have been selected Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction.
I am married to a 8th grade social studies teacher/baseball coach, and we have two children.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, Informational Text