I have 35 years of experience teaching in 1st through 4th grade classrooms and as the school librarian to grades Pre-K through 5th grades. After retiring to care for elderly parents, I now enjoy supporting the classrooms of my own teacher-children.
Although I am now retired, my goal as a librarian was to create an atmosphere in the library that welcomed students and teachers for quiet browsing, researching, reading, studying and just absorbing the love of books. Once all felt comfortable in the space, my goal was to introduce literature and match every single student with something that would interest them and where they would find success.
While I was often 'appreciated' by my supervisors and coworkers, my true joy came from seeing all kinds of students become lifelong learners and lovers of literature.
I have a bachelors degree in elementary education, a masters degree in curriculum and instruction and a library certification for Pre-K-12 school libraries.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, World History, World Language, French, Spanish, Physical Education, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Library Sciences, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, For Administrators, Coaching, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month