I have been teaching since 1993 and will be teaching 3rd grade for the first time this school year (15-16). I have taught first grade for 8 years and kindergarten for 8 years. I have helped to write the curriculum for kindergarten and first grade for our school system (1997-1999) and I have mentored new teachers and many university students who are now teaching! I was a member of our local university's TIPS (Theory into Practice) group. This group was a team of 7 local teachers that worked with an early childhood professor and provided field experiences for students who were enrolled in early childhood classes. We would visit their class and assist with teaching some of their college classes.
I enjoy creating hands-on materials for my students to use at centers. I like to try new activities and change things often!
Finalist for my school's Green Apple Award for new teachers (1993-94), Member of Chi Omega Woman's Fraternity (served as Sergeant-At-Arms, Pledge Class Secretary, and Secretary) Recipient of several scholarships (local education association, local Kiwanis Club and University Alumni Scholarship) Elected to the 1991 Homecoming Court in college, Mother to triplets
Bachelors in Education, 1993, cum laude; Masters in Reading, 1996, with honors; Reading Specialist
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Health, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading, African History