I have 25 years experience teaching art, reading, and writing with students struggling with emotional and behavioral difficulties in the Chicago Public School System. I have also taught math, social studies and science.
I love to mix it up with lessons that are meaningful, creative, and engaging. Giving the students opportunities to learn from each other is one of my specialties. I strive for a classroom where students collaborate and communicate with each other as well as myself successfully. I also love to incorporate technology in my instruction.
3 time winner of my school's teacher of the year award. Very humbled by this because they only gave this award 4 times in 25 years.
Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Illinois University Sped and Elem); Master's Degree from the Olivet Nazarene University (Curriculum and Instruction);
I live in the great city of Chicago with my husband Mark. I write a blog where I share teacher resources (tech and non-tech). Hope you stop by sometime! http://kbkonnected.tumblr.com/
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Biology, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, For All Subject Areas, Professional Development, General Science, Writing, Robotics, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer