31 years with 1 1/2 years in fourth grade, 22 years in third grade, and 2 years in first grade. I am a mentor, clinical teacher to student teachers, I monitor high school students who want to help in the classroom which includes those who are academically able and those who have special needs. I like sharing and helping others grow. I was an MTSS Educational Specialist. I worked with teachers to provide intervention strategies and activities for students at Tier 1 and Tier 2. I also helped by providing Enrichment activities for all students. I am now the K -5 ELA/SS Specialist. I work with teachers on curriculum and provide support. I model lessons, provide professional development, help in their classroom whatever needs to be done.
I like for students to work together in groups to solve problems. I believe that it is important for them to come up with solutions instead of me having to tell them all the answers. I am constantly assessing my students so that I know where they are and what I need to do to further enhance their learning. I also give them opportunities to assess themselves and learn from their successes and mistakes.
Teacher of the Year 1999-2000; 2011-12;
BA UNC-Chapel Hill 1987 MEd Grand Canyon University 2010
Active in my church St. John AME Zion as District Director of VBS, Church Treasurer, and Director of youth for the church. I also sing with the young adult choir Anointed Praise.