16 years teaching in multiple states and grades. I taught in Nevada, Oregon, California and currently Michigan. I have taught grades 2, 4, 5 and a multi-age 4/5 classroom. Currently, I am teaching 5th grade at a 5/6 building.
I am in a partnership with my students to reach their academic goals. I use a combination of inquiry, cooperative learning and research based methods. I use the Units of Study to teach both readers and writers. I also incorporate Visible Thinking Strategies in all subject areas.
I spent a week in London in the fall of 2013 presenting and learning at a Project Zero Visible Thinking Conference.
I graduated from Central Michigan University with 3 minors: biology, history and art.
I am dyslexic and found it difficult to learn throughout my life. I have found ways to help me overcome these difficulties. I am dedicated to helping students do the same. I feel blessed to be immersed in text daily to help me overcome this.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Math, Social Studies - History, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays