My favorite quote is "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." by Walt Disney. The vast majority of my experience is in kindergarten and first grade. I have also taught third grade and fourth grade. While teaching in South Carolina, I served as team leader for three different teams, a k - 2 combined team, a kindergarten team, and a third grade team. I also served as a cooperating teacher for student teachers from the University of South Carolina. While teaching in Texas, I served as a mentor to many education students from Texas State University.
I believe that the teacher must use a variety of methods and materials in order the reach each child. In order to be effective, materials must capture the child's interest. It is my hope that through creating materials for TPT, I can help teachers meet the sometimes overwhelming goal of providing materials to meet each student's interest, need, and learning style. I also want to provide materials that parents or tutors might want to use.
I presented at the South Carolina Association For The Education Of Young Children Conference. I am certified as a Texas Master Reading Teacher.
BS Elementary and Early Childhood Education M.Ed Elementary Education 30 graduate hours above M.Ed completed at the University of South Carolina with an emphasis on reading and literacy. Certifications - ESL, Master Reading Teacher, Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education. Gifted and Talented Endorsement
My favorite quotes include: "Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children." and "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." both by Walt Disney. I love to travel. I started running 2 years ago at the age of 52 and I have now completed 3 half marathons including the Disney Princess Half Marathon in 2012 and 2013.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, Summer, End of Year, Phonics, African History