I have taught for 34 years. My experience ranges from Kindergarten through 8th grade. In addition to teaching in the regular classroom, I have also taught gifted and talented and special education resource and multi-grade classrooms. I have taught in five different states, on an Indian reservation and in the country of Mexico. I love teaching and value all of the experiences I've had.
My teaching style is very nurturing and hands-on. I want students to enjoy learning and I feel they learn best through active engagement.
Apple For The Teacher Award; 2012
B.S. from Wayne State College in Wayne, NE with a double endorsement in Elementary Education and Special Education; Learning Disabilities. M.A. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with an endorsement for gifted and talented.
I love teaching, watching sunsets, walking my dog and laughing with my high school age daughter.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Numbers, Arts & Music, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Spring, Handwriting, Phonics