Have been teaching 11 wonderful years-1 year in 2nd Grade and going on 10 exciting years in Kindergarten, and learning new things every day that make me love teaching even more!
My top five strengths, according to the Gallop Strengthsfinder, are: Adaptability, Empathy, Developer, Arranger, and Maximizer.
PK/K Team Leader-2 years experience NASA Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project-STEM Education, Teacher's College, Columbia University Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellow, Springfield, Ill.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (EC-4), Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Certified ESL and GT.
On top of my love for teaching, is a great man, the love of my life, my husband. His love and motivation always keeps me going! Then there are 2 "Krazy Kats" and 1 loveable dog. My mom, an educator for over 25 years, and my 2nd Grade Teacher inspired me to become a teacher. I grew up in a LARGE family and always enjoyed being around and helping my younger cousins! In college, I worked at Child Development Centers and learned from great teachers of young children there as well! My favorite thing about teaching young children is seeing them grow throughout the year....and I love their personalities and perspectives on many subjects! They are so honest! Teaching is my passion and I strive to continue to learn and to create new things each day and to stay inspired by the children I teach!
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Valentine's Day, Handwriting