I taught Kindergarten for twelve years and, although I loved it, I decided it was time for a change. I'm just finishing my first year in first grade and I've had a blast so far!
Young children are far more likely to remember something they discover rather than something they are told. I like to provide my kindergartners with many opportunities to reach conclusions, explore concepts, and create.
Named one of San Jose Magazine's "Educators of the Year"
I graduated from Santa Clara University with my degree in Liberal Studies in 2003. In 2007 I received my multiple subject teaching credential from the state of California.
I live in San Jose, California with my five-year-old son, Sam.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Drama, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community