Teaching has been my passion since I first started teaching swimming lessons at the age of 16. I grew up in Northeast Ohio, but moved to begin my teaching career in Florida, where I taught Kindergarten for one year. I then moved to First Grade, and fell in love! It's amazing to see how much these kids learn and grow academically throughout First Grade! I taught two more years in Florida, and moved back home to be near family. Upon returning home to Ohio, I was fortunate to land a job in NE Ohio, and have been teaching First Grade here for the past 4 years!
I believe my teaching style to be constantly evolving and changing through the years. I love to incorporate technology into each and every lesson! I am blessed to teach in a school that has supplied my classroom with a Smart Board, Document Camera and five computers. We also have access to a computer lab. There is not a lesson that goes by where my kids aren't chanting, singing, dancing, working together, working independently and stating loud and proud what they CAN do! I am a HUGE advocate of Guided Reading, early intervention and differentiation. Each child learns in their own way! I strive to give each child the love and confidence they need in order to succeed. <3
Staff Member of the Month 2011 Five Year Educator Award 2011
BA Early Childhood Education, Notre Dame College of Ohio SMART Board Graduate Courses, Lake Erie College Masters Level Courses ECE, University of Phoenix
I am a family loving, soccer kicking, long distance running, happily teaching, kitty parenting, star reaching girl who his lucky in love. :)