I've had ten years of experience working with English Language Learners (ELLs). For the past eight years, I have been a teacher in an elementary school that has the highest population of language learners in the county. I was team leader for 4 consecutive years for a team of 8 ESL teachers. I loved learning from other teachers and also enjoyed presenting my classroom ideas and experiences at conferences as well.
I balanced whole language experiences with direct teaching. I utilized interactive notebooks, recipes, and experiments, and I encouraged my students to respond to these experiences through writing.
Teacher of the Year Award
I graduated from Michigan State University with honors with a degree in Elementary Education with minors in TESOL and English. I also completed Master's level course work while acquiring my ESL endorsement.
I'm excited to share resources and ideas with other professionals!