I have been teaching for more than 12 years as both a 3rd grade teacher and as an intervention specialist for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. I have been fortunate to have worked with diverse groups of learners, who have continuously motivated me to stay current with best teaching practices and find ways to help all students succeed.
Over the years, I have been exposed to a variety of teaching styles and practices. Although I feel as though my teaching is always a work in progress, I gravitate towards a combination of child-centered and hands-on strategies mixed with systematic and explicit instruction. I believe students should be engaged in the learning process and that as teachers, we must meet students "where they are" in their educational journey.
I'm "honored" each time I see students smile, say thank you, give a hug, or have that "light bulb" moment!
B.S. Early Childhood Education Bowling Green State University M.A. Special Education The Ohio State University
I'm a mother of two wonderful boys and I love spending time with them hiking, swimming, going to the coast, cooking, reading, etc.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Economics , Study Skills, Writing, Writing-Essays, Decimals, For All Subjects, Test Preparation