I am a Language Arts and Reading teacher of gifted students. I have taught every grade from 1st-6th, but this year I am currently teaching 5th and 6th graders.
I desire for my classroom to be a place where student have the opportunity to learn and experience literature and creative ideas. I guide them along the process, but ultimately I am preparing them to be independent learners. I believe student engagement is key and allowing students to take ownership of their classroom and their learning. We use a lot of technology and workstations in our classroom. My goal is to allow students a place to develop as learners and readers. I want to find refreshing ideas and new ways to teach them concepts so they can not only learn them, but apply them in their lives.
I went through the gifted program at my elementary school, and now I am back teaching in the same gifted program. I am even teaching alongside of one of my previous teachers! I have a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a Master's in Gifted Education.
I am so blessed to be able to love my job and my students as much as I do!