I have sixteen years teaching experience in Fullerton, California, most of which was in a K-3 Multiage Program. I loved my career and miss it, now that I am no longer teaching, due to sustaining a serious accident. I would like to offer others some of the resources that I have created over the years, as well as some new ones that I create as a hobby. (It's difficult to take the lesson planning out of the teacher!)
My teaching style is hands-on and experiential. I believe that children learn best by "doing" and that they flourish in an environment where they feel safe and secure.
Honorary Service Award, Teacher of the Year
BA in Elementary Education from Fairmont State University, Fairmont West Virginia MA in Elementary Education, with a Focus on Reading and Early Literacy from Walden University
I am a mother of three, an elementary teacher, and a woman who had it all figured out; that is, until March 30, 2011. On that day, I was involved in a devastating accident, which changed my life forever. Surrounded by my loving family and friends, I am relearning to live, as I have been given a second chance at life. I desperately miss teaching and cannot quiet this part of my brain, ...my heart, ...my identity. Having frequently found myself still creating lessons and educational activities (because it's "what I DO"), I have decided to list some of my lessons and units here. This will allow me to focus my energy and channel my creative energy towards something that I love, while hopefully providing inspiration to others.