My experience includes several years of teaching reading enrichment classes in a P-5 school. I went into every classroom and taught the whole class using a wide variety of children's literature, writing, and basic skills practice that linked with their curriculum. I also taught first grade for several years, followed by becoming a P-5 reading specialist that worked primarily with struggling first, second and third grade students.
Enthusiastic, dynamic, and creative; while always being goal oriented, describes my style best. My discipline is firm, loving, and respectful.
Many of my ideas have been accepted by The Mailbox magazine over several years.
University of Wisconsin Parkside, BA in sociology with a 1-8 teaching certification, 1992 Carthage College, Kenosha, WI MA in education as a reading specialist, 2008
I am the proud mother of two wonderful children. I currently stay home to take care of them, so I enjoy creating lessons when I have time. My husband is also a teacher, so we like to bounce ideas off each other. My hobbies include singing, reading, gardening, and rubber stamping.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Literature, Writing, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, Valentine's Day, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text