This is my 25th year of teaching. I have taught all grade levels Kinder - 5th and love them all!
I believe that learning is so much easier when it is fun! I try to plan activities that are very engaging. I incorporate songs, movement, visuals, games and more. Anything to spice it up! I also provide a lot of modeling for my students. The classroom should be a very active place with lots of discussions and hands-on activities. We learn best by doing.
Graduated with Honors
I grew up in Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa for four years. I received a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Later, I added an ESL endorsement to my teaching certificate.
I moved to Texas with my husband soon after I graduated from college. I began my teaching career in Houston. After 4 years teaching in Alief ISD, I moved to Katy, Texas where I taught for 20 years. I have two beautiful teenage daughters who are my best friends. I also enjoy our pets, two chihuahuas (Pepper and Jack) and our kitty (Sabrina). I LOVE writing. I have a blog that I started recenttly called Positive Words For the Spirit. Check it out! I hope to one day become a publised author. My family recently moved to La Pine, Oregon. I teach 3rd/4th grade at Gilchrist Elementary.