Teaching is one of my many passions in life, and I come from a long line of teachers. My great-grandmother, grandparents, and my parents were all educators. Teaching truly is in my blood. I have been fortunate to carry out my passion for teaching for over seven years throughout the eastern part of the United States. After receiving my undergrad, I taught at an environment science camp in Massachusetts, and taught fourth grade in North Carolina. When I moved back to the wonderful state of Michigan I taught 6-8 language arts. Currently, I am an elementary and middle school ELL (English Language Learners) teacher in Grand Rapids, MI. I have also taught adult ELL classes, and Pre-GED reading classes.
I enjoy hands-on learning and using games to get my students interested and excited about learning.
Masters of Education in Literacy Studies: Grand Valley State University Emphasis: TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Bachelor of Arts; Siena Heights University Major: Language Arts Minor: Planned Elementary Minor
Highly qualified in: K-6, 6-8 language arts, K-12 ELL. You can follow my blog at http://learningisthegame.blogspot.com/
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Government, EFL - ESL - ELD, Math Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Mental Math, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Test Preparation