I have taught 2 years in my own kindergarten classroom and 2 additional years as a paraprofessional in grades K-1st.
Every classroom should have a climate in which students feel respected, individualized and empowered to take charge of their own learning. I am a strong believer in hands-on and exploratory lessons as well as literacy being the foundation for all learning.
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I graduated from Missouri Southern State University with my B.S in Elementary Education with a focus in Early Childhood. I am certified by the state of Missouri to teach birth through 6th grade, but LOVE E.C.E! I will be completing my masters degree this year from the University of Missouri. I will earn my Masters in Special Education: Gifted Education.
I am so fortunate to teach in my hometown of Joplin, MO and consider myself very privileged to be a part of it's recovery. I am about to celebrate 7 years of wedded bliss and am the proud mama to 2 very spoiled yorkies!