I have over 10 years of teaching experience. I currently teach 3rd grade. I have also taught 1st and 2nd grade and worked closely with Kindergarten students. I have also worked as a Reading Specialist and a Math Intervention Support teacher. 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 feel very blessed to be apart of the Teachers Pay Teachers community.
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 love being able to use my creativity to enhance classroom instruction for my students. I love teaching and learning. I am constantly looking for ways to improve my instruction and reach all learners. I am very blessed to be an educator and I love my job!
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