I have been teaching for 26 years! The majority of that time has been in First and Second Grades! Seeing the joy in a child's eyes when he "reads" for the first time is priceless! I love teaching and can't imagine doing anything else!!
I believe in a balance of basics and authentic learning experiences and use lots of Hands-on activities in my classroom.
**Teacher of the Year **Metro Jackson Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Teacher
**M ED in Elementary Education **Reading Recovery Certified
**I taught Reading Recovery for 3 years. **I presented Balanced Literacy Professional Developments for Wright Group and Professional Development for my school district. **I also spent 3 years as a Curriculum Specialist for my school district.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Phonics, Classroom Community