I have been teaching for 13 years with everything from PK-5th grade. I currently teach 4th grade Language Arts and Reading.
I like an old school-new school approach to teaching. I integrate a lot of technology in the classroom and I also like to find ways to look at old styles. My current obsession is using novel study as a way to bridge the understanding between subject areas. I love using Project Based Learning in my classroom, especially long range projects that are cross curricular.
I am a member of the Instructional Leadership Team and co-chair of the Blended Learning Team on my campus. Last year I was Teacher of the Year for my campus! My classroom also serves as a Project Based Learning Model for other teachers.
After graduating from St. Edward's University with a degree in theatre, I spent 2 years teaching drama and music to preschoolers while I finished my teaching certification program with Western Governors University. Through my work in a mentoring and coaching program at the University of Texas, I was offered a graduate school position in their Teacher Leadership, Mentoring and Professional Development program that begins in August. Hook 'em horns!
In addition to being a teacher, I am also a wife and mother to 3 adorable children of my own! We live in Austin, TX and enjoy hiking and shopping!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Social Studies - History, ELA Test Prep, Literature, Economics , Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Phonics