I have 8 years teaching experience. I have taught both 1st and 3rd grade in addition to Kindergarten summer school. Teaching children is my passion and lifelong mission. The effects that working with children have had on me are too far reaching to put into words.
To help ALL students achieve personal growth and success by increasing self-efficacy and promoting a positive and engaging learning environment where all students work toward personal best.
Selected and recognized by Teacher's Pay Teachers as their Featured Teacher the week of 10/28/2012. Listed as one if TPT's 100 best selling teacher authors. My product "Guided Reading Teacher's Guide" was also listed the by TPT as one of the 100 best sold products. I Graduated from University Michigan School of Education with Honors. In 2009 I was nominated by head of Special Education Department at Governors State University for student publishing honor for graduate thesis work. In my school district my classroom has been designated a model classroom for best practices in guided reading, learning centers, differentiated instruction and cooperative learning. My self-developed math wall and daily math meeting were shared at all grade levels throughout the district. I was observed by experienced teachers district wide on a yearly basis in addition to being selected by District Mentor as an observation classroom for incoming first year teachers. I was selected as the teacher representative to sit on RTI/Interventions Solutions Team and was also asked to be on School Improvement Team for 8 consecutive years. I was videotaped numerous times to show best practices in reading, centers and balanced literacy. Through Donor's Choose I wrote 14 successfully funded proposals for student materials for my classroom.
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from The University Of Michigan and Master's Degree in Special Education
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Summer, Phonics