I recently retired from my full time career as an elementary school librarian. Now I work part time as the librarian at 3 small country schools in my county. Before I became a librarian, I was a first grade teacher for 9 years and taught grades 3, 4, & 5 before that, for a grand total of over 33 years of elementary teaching experience.
My goal: provide relevant, engaging, active learning experiences for students. Above all I hope to promote a love of reading and confidence in information seeking. And of course, I want to help you make your library the center of your school!
▪️ National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood to Young Adulthood Library Media, 2011
▪️ Educator of the Year, Helena Public Schools, May 2019
▪️ Teachers Pay Teachers Spotlight Seller, May 2020
▪️ Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Carroll College
▪️ Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Technology from Lesley University
▪️ Library Endorsement K-12 from the University of Montana, Western
When I'm not teaching or learning, I love spending time with my family outside.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Social Studies - History, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Classroom Community