Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to be a teacher. My dreams came true and I have had the opportunity to teach Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Elementary School Art, Private Art Lessons, as well as owned my own Preschool. Right now I am Mom to two adorable Elementary School and Middle School Aged Children as well as a 3rd grade teacher. What a perfect combination.
I love to make my teaching creative, exciting, and hands on for my students. I feel that building a child's self esteem is just as important as the academic things you teach them in the classroom. Learning should be exciting, engaging, and foster student's creativity.
I received the Apple Teacher Award while teaching 4th Grade for being an exceptional teacher. I was my upper grade literacy specialist, team leader, and I was a part of the school's professional development team. I received a Presidential scholarship to Southern Utah University where I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and minored in Art and Social Science. My cute kiddos think I am the best mommy around, which I feel like is the biggest honor/award I could accomplish. :)
I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education as well as Minors in Art and Social Science from Southern Utah University. I have also taken additional Early Childhood classes.
I have always loved teaching children, creating learning materials, and the arts. So, as you can see, my Learn and Grow Designs Shop is a little slice of heaven for me. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my husband, two Elementary aged children, and my silly rescue dogs. Nothing brings me more joy! I also love to paint, draw, garden, and read in my spare time.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), World Language, Chinese, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Drama, Literature, Writing, Oral Communication, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Summer, Early Intervention