I have 20+ years experience as a classroom teacher in Bossier City, Louisiana. I have taught first, second, and third grades, but have a heart for all children. I recently retired to become a full time TpT Teacher Author. I have a passion for creating differentiated resources and classroom materials as well as leading professional development and mentoring other educators.
I have typically been a teacher that enjoys teaching with a creative kinesthetic approach, combined with technology to meet the needs of the 21st Century learner; however, after attending the 2014 Whole Brain Teaching National Conference, I have discovered that it is time to add some flair to my style! Bring it on, WBT!
The greatest honor I have achieved is having had the opportunity to touch the lives of many children who are now productive adults, and when I see them in public they say, "You were my favorite teacher ever!" It is my opinion that THAT honor is far better than any plaque hanging on a wall or any certificate stuck in a professional file! I was honored to be selected by Chris Biffle, founder of Whole Brain Teaching, at the National Conference to be a 2014 Whole Brain Teaching Intern. I am on the journey of becoming a certified Whole Brain Teacher! I was selected as the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year for W. T. Lewis Elementary School.
I attended Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. My certification qualifies me to teach grades 1-8.
I have been happily married for 25 years. My husband and I have two daughters. Emily is a graduate from Louisiana Tech University, and Anna Kate will be a freshman at Louisiana Tech University! In our spare time, we enjoy spending time on the lake with family and friends and traveling to the Caribbean.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Physical Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, Study Skills, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, For Administrators, Vocational Education, Coaching, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading, African History, Classroom Community