I have worked as a classroom teacher for 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades, a Reading Recovery teacher, a School Counselor for grades PK-6, and an ESL teacher for K-6. I am passionate about sharing ideas and resources that nurture students.... in heart and mind.
I have been trained in Balanced Literacy, Reading Recovery, and the the SIOP model for ESL learners. I have a Master's Degree in School Counseling and always take the "whole child" into account when teaching, interacting, or assessing students.
Teacher of the Year, 1999, Black Elementary, Houston, TX Teacher of the Year, 2001, Heritage Elementary, Houston, TX Mom's Choice Gold Award, Sprinkle Your Sparkles: Show Your Love and Kindness by Kirsten Tulsian (November, 2013)
University of Iowa, Undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology Sam Houston State University, MEd in School Counseling
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Physical Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Speech Therapy, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, End of Year, Women's History Month, Classroom Community