I began teaching in 2004. I taught third grade reading, math, and language arts for 10 years. I taught 5th grade reading and language arts for one year. I am beginning my third year this year as an assistant principal. I really love seeing the curriculum as a whole from my position as an AP and love to help out teachers as needed.
My main goal as a teacher is to ensure that my students enjoy learning and become life long learners as well as readers. I try to make coming to school exciting and fun for students and I do this by teaching students in a variety of different ways to adhere to each type of learner.
I was elected teacher of the year for our elementary school in 2010. I became elementary teacher of the year for our school system and was elected teacher of the year for our system for the 2010-2011 school year. I went on to participate in the Georgia Teacher of the Year competition. I received an outstanding educator award from the retired teachers association.
I have a B.S. degree in early childhood education, a M.S. degree in curriculum and instruction, and an educational specialist degree in elementary education. I am gifted certified and have attended many professional development opportunities. I also have a specialist degree in educational leadership.
Aside from teaching, I am married to a a teacher/coach and have 3 wonderful children. My oldest is going into second grade, and my middle child will be attending Kindergarten this year. Seeing the curriculum from what they will be learning and exciting/engaging ways for them to learn has changed my views as well!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Science, Astronomy, Other (Science), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, End of Year