I have been fortunate to work in many amazing schools in Arizona and New Mexico, USA as well as overseas in the international schools setting (Amman, Jordan). I have taught grades K, 1, 2 & 4 and 5, as well as a variety of specialist positions including Reading Recovery and Title 1 Reading Intervention.
I'm what those back in the day would call a Whole Language teacher. I believe in Balanced Literacy, formative and authentic assessment, hands-on manipluatives and student-centered learning. I build strong classroom communities where students respond to the needs of one another and support each other throughout our busy days. I believe in engaging parents and families in every aspect of my classrooms.
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BAEd & MAEd (Language, Reading & Culture), University of Arizona and Early Childhood & TESOL Endorsements, University of Phoenix
I am married to the most amazing man ever, Paul. We currently live in Albuquerque, NM with two silly dogs, Max (black Lab) and Pepper (Border Collie), and two ridiculous Jordanian cats, Tux and Mushkila (Arabic for "trouble" or "problem").
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Handwriting, Phonics