I have been teaching for 15 years. I have split my time between 5th grade, 1st and Kindergarten. I have loved every grade I have taught for different reasons. Upper grades were fun for diving into literature and digging into science but I love the fun of teaching little ones to read in Kinder and 1st! I am currently working as a reading specialist and IB Coordinator.
My teaching style is a whole brain approach with a lot of hands on learning. There is a lot going on in my room everyday in every way. I love using technology in the classroom and taking my students on virtual field trips to meet people outside of our little community. I have an open door policy, and parents/grandparents/administrators/students are welcome in my room anytime. I love to share what my students are doing with others!
Nominee Tim McMenamin Award Cottonwood Oak Creek School District, Teacher of the Year Nominee 2016-17 School Year Yavapai County
I graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. I earned a reading endorsement from the University of Arizona in 2009 and am currently working to (finally) finish my masters in educational leadership.
Reading Specialist/ IB Coordinator from Arizona
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community