This is my 18th year of teaching and my third year in first grade. Before this, I was a looping teacher, and taught grades 3-5. I spent 7 years teaching Gifted and Talented and Enrichment in grades 3-6. A highlight of my career was the three years I spent teaching years 4 and 5 at a British international school in Cairo, Egypt.
Creative, hands-on, real life learning experiences that help each child reach their fullest potential. Personal connections, high expectations, and a mixture of challenge and engagement describe my style.
2006 State of Connecticut Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist 2006 Windsor Locks Public Schools Teacher of the Year 2006 South Elementary School Teacher of the Year 2005 South Elementary School Teacher of the Year
BA in English from Penn State MS in Teaching Reading and Math from Central Connecticut State University 6th Year Degree in Gifted and Talented Education from the University of Connecticut
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, Physical Education, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators