I have been working in K-8 classrooms throughout Western New York since 2003. I have taught pre-K, second grade, sixth grade, and primary reading. I have also created and taught my own small group workshops focused primarily on writing, reading, and math. These days, I stay at home with my two little boys and create teaching resources. I'm so excited to share my creations with students all over the world. I hope that my materials help you plan and organize around your busy teacher life!
I prefer to act as a facilitator of knowledge toward my students rather than the traditional authority figure. I believe that students should have a strong role in their own journey toward mastery. Having authentic, hands-on learning experiences will ultimately teach them more about the content, themselves, and the world around them and lead to a better grasp of the material. Creating an insatiable curiosity toward the world and a true love of learning is my goal.
Circle of Excellence at Buffalo State College
M.S. Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Buffalo State College Thesis on the Benefits of Using Manipulatives in Primary Math Instruction B.S., Childhood Education, Buffalo State College Concentration in Social Studies Instruction
I reside in Western New York with my husband, Nick, our sons, Cameron and Tucker, and pug, Lily. In my spare time, I love to read, play board games, and spend time with my family. My guilty pleasures are This Is Us, true crime shows, and Hamilton.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Astronomy, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Elections - Voting, Government, Arts & Music, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Health, Other (Specialty), Curriculum & Instruction, Education, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Library Skills, Cooking, Writing, Oral Communication, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Physical Therapy, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, For Administrators, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community