I am beginning my 2nd year in the classroom with a fabulous group of 6th graders! I teach 6th grade ELA at Jackson County Middle School in Gainesboro, Tennessee. Having completed my training in the elementary setting, 6th grade was a positive challenge for me. I love my grade level and my team of teachers at JCMS and have high hopes for our future!
I tend to teach more mini lessons and centers than lecture. I like for students to be involved and responsible in the classroom. My ELA partner and I like to use visuals, movement, and technology in our classrooms. I strongly believe that you have to have a connection with your students before they will learn from you, so I try to encourage "structured fun"in my classroom. Students know their expectations in the classroom and are expected to meet those expectations daily.
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I attended Jackson County schools until college, so it is an honor to be teaching in my home school system! For college, I attended Nashville State Community College for general education classed before transferring to and graduating from Tennessee Technological University's College of Education.
I have lived in Jackson County, Tennessee my entire 27 years of life. Teaching is my passion. I have many hobbies that include: photography, cooking, and traveling. I love all animals, but especially cats. My students picked up on my love for cats and refer to me as the "Crazy Cat Lady". Some fun facts about me are: I like the smell of skunks! My favorite color is mint. I collect rocks as memorabilia from my travels. My favorite movie is "The Wizard of Oz". I love the retro and vintage style!