I currently teach first grade at a Title I Elementary School and I love it. It is challenging, rewarding, and a truly awesome feeling knowing that you are somehow affecting the future. What other profession can say that?! I have been working in a classroom ever since high school. I've worked in both pre-school and elementary school settings. I firmly believe teaching is a calling not a job and it's all about what you make of it!
I utilize a variety of teaching styles that best fits the needs of my students. Whether it's whole group instruction, center rotations, partner work, or one-on-one learning, I take that extra step to make sure I am meeting my students where they are, yet guiding them to reach their maximum potential. Plus, we like to have some fun :)
Accepted into the Oxford Teacher Academy Program at Oxford University, England (Summer 2015) Nominated: Teacher of the Year (2013-2014; 2016-2017) Grade Level Chair- First Grade (2013-2014) PAS-t mentor (2013-2014) Kappa Delta Pi- Teaching Honor Society Nominated: Furman University Leadership Award Phi Eta Sigma- National Honor Society
Furman University Masters- Early Childhood Education Furman University BA-Elementary Education
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I'm now a southern loving lady! :)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Education, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Employment, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading