I currently teach 3rd grade.This will be my 9th year teaching and my 6th year as a third grade teacher. I have experience teaching 1st and 2nd grade also. I worked as a Title 1 Math intervention teacher and Title 1 reading specialist. I love being a classroom teacher and look forward to many more years in third grade :)
I would explain my teaching style as an interactive approach. I am a strong believer in molding my curriculum around my students need each year. I use a variety of grouping strategies daily and differentiate my instruction based on each child's needs. However, I know the importance of explicit and structured mini lessons, especially for young learners. I love sharing and collaborating with others. I am very excited to begin sharing my ideas and successes from the classroom.
The awards that I currently have are mostly from my experience with high school and college sports. I hope to add to this list throughout my career as an educator.
I attained my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education PreK-3rd grade from Ashland University. I attained my masters degree in Literacy from Baldwin Wallace University. Both colleges are located in my home state, Ohio. O-H-I-O :)
I played soccer in college and I love sports in general. My other hobbies include singing, writing, crafts, and scrapbooking. I believe that I gained a creative side from my amazing mother. I can not begin to contain my excitement for all the creativity that I can express through my store!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Math Test Prep, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community