4 years teaching Kindergarten, 1 year teaching 1st Graders and currently working as a Behavioral Support Room Teacher helping students' who need behavioral and academic support. Lots of subbing experience in all grades K-12 as well!
Creative, hands-on, fun, effective and educational learning atmosphere is very important to me! Students learn best when they are doing something new and interesting. Make every day a special one! Caring and nurturing, but believes in a strong classroom management plan. With structure and clear rules any student can "behave" and be respectful. Emphasizes students showing respect and manners in and out of the classroom.
Graduated college with Honors.
Attended Robert Morris University and received a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Science. Have completed some post graduate coursework at George Mason University focusing in the field of Autism. Received a certification from Duquesne Univesity to teach Science for grades K-9. Currently pursuing completion of Masters Degree and researching behavioral-related studies.
I come from a looong line of teachers in my family and I am proud to keep that tradition going. Being able to help others and use my creativity in an occupation was always a goal of mine and being an educator allows me to do both of these things and so much more. In my "personal life", I am married to a wonderful man and I am the proud mommy of two beautiful girls. I joined this website to share ideas and to help bring in some extra money for my husband's recent kidney transplant. I hope everyone can get use out of my products! *On a side note ... if anyone ever needs any Clipart created, my hubby and I are fairly artistic and can and will draw almost anything that you may be in need of for an activity. I have not posted any for sale yet because I have so much, but let me know if/what you would be interested in :D
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Vocal Music, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Handwriting