I am a 4th grade teacher ... and absolutely love it! I also have several years of teaching experience as a substitute teacher (K-12) and private tutor, prior to obtaining my Master's Degree in Elementary Education. I have taught or been exposed to just about every grade level and academic subject ... with a lot of real life experience with children from some extreme situations.
Reading/Writing and Math Workshop, STEM
Received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012.
I have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education, with a Middle School Endorsement, and am certified to teach Kindergarten-9th Grade.
I haven't always been a teacher ... I spent 18 years in law enforcement. The majority of this career was in the position of Detective, specializing in Crimes Against Children and Delinquency. I am also a Child Forensic Interviewer and Criminal Interrogator. My husband, who is a police officer, and I are licensed foster/adoptive parents. We have 7 children (ages 5 to 16 years old). We are strong advocates for children and occasionally have an additional angel among us.