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, Other (Math), Science, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, 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