I have been an elementary school teacher for 36 years. Most of my career has been in the Gifted and Talented Magnet program looping between First and Second Grades. I have been a mentor teacher, master teacher, and BTSA provider. I have given many staff development presentations on classroom management, curriculum design and technology. I have been a presenter at the California Association for the Gifted, Computer Using Educators, and California State Reading Teacher's Conferences. I have been the Teacher of the Year for Tulare County, California.
I believe that a good teacher needs a large arsenal of educational weapons! You need to have a lot of tricks up your sleeves to keep interest high and students motivated. This means you should have a lot of different ways to present ideas and keep students excited to come to school every day.
Teacher of the Year 2010 Tulare County, California
BS Elementary Education, BS Early Childhood Education, Fine Arts Emphasis, Utah State University
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English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Vocal Music, Drama, History, Political Science, Other (Social Studies - History), Instructional Technology, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text