I have taught in exclusively title I schools for my six years of teaching experience. I have spent 2 years writing curriculum for both public schools and homeschooling families.
I incorporate whole brain teaching, Montessori principles, and student led- inquiry based learning practices. I believe in the power of strategic whole group instruction where students are doing a large portion of the speaking. I utilize small group instruction by implementing the daily five structure and routine to maximize small group instructional time.
Tennessee Charter School Association Teacher of the Year for 2013.
I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education K-6. I continued my professional development through two years of Teach For America training and 4 years of targeted professional development in literacy made available through my school of employment.
I am currently a stay at home, homeschooling mother who teaches ESL online part time.