I have always loved Literacy and as a result of some great mentors I have continued to grow in this area as an educator. I've been teaching for the past 15 years in 2nd (9 years), 3rd, and preprimary grades. The last few years I have coached other teachers in the area of literacy both individually and in groups. I have completed an Emerging Leader's Institute through a national independent school organization, presented at conferences, and have completed the year-long Orton Gillingham Associate Level.
Building a classroom community is one of the most important components of my teaching style. It lasts all year and takes a lot of hard work to build trust, respect, safety, and love for all the students (and their parents) to have for each other and for me. I believe in building meaningful connections in as many ways as needed for each individual student. Teaching is a partnership between myself and the student, their parents, my colleagues, and the greater school community. I also think it's important for them to have FUN and enjoy learning!
Faculty Achievement Award--2015 Service Learning Award from The Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education--2009
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Arts & Music, Music, Instrumental Music, Special Education, Drama, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, For All Subjects, Phonics, Classroom Community