I have been a teacher for twenty two years. My first two years were spent teaching first grade. The other twenty years of teaching have been in kindergarten classrooms.
I view myself as a facilitator of learning. I encourage students to work together on some activities and independent on others. My teaching style is a hands on approach. Once concepts are learned through concrete experiences, I believe it's important to transition to written expression of knowledge since paper/pencil tests are currently still used to document learning in the upper grades.
"Teacher of the Year" for Newnan Crossing Elementary in 2007
Bachelor's Degree in 1996 from Columbus State University, Master's Degree in 1998 from Columbus State University, and Specialist Degree in 2010 from University of West Georgia
I have taught in four different school systems over the past twenty two years (Muscogee County, Riverview Gardens School District, Wake County and Coweta County) and gained valuable experiences from each location. I have been married to my best friend for twenty years and we are blessed with two precious boys.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Art History, Special Education, Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Place Value, Summer, Handwriting, Early Intervention, Phonics