A teacher for 30 years, I have been fortunate in my profession. I am Reading and Literacy Specialist and am currently teaching First Grade. I also enjoy serving as a Writing Consultant for the University of California, Irvine providing writing instruction training for teachers throughout Orange County, California. Additionally, I have worked as a Lead Support Provider for Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program at my district office for five years and as an English Arts Curriculum Specialist for ten years. I have unlimited passion for teaching children and adults and look forward to sharing some of my ideas and activities on Teacher Pay Teachers!
I believe in differentiated instruction through hands-on, inquiry-based learning as much as possible! This approach creates curiosity and the thirst of learning. It enables all students to feel successful while being appropriately challenged!
• National Board Certified Teacher, Early Childhood - 2000 • Presenter, CELL Conference • Presenter, Orange Country Reading Association Conference • Facilitator, Governor’s Reading Initiative – Grades K-3 • Writing Consultant - University of California, Irvine • Staff Development District Trainer • Six Traits of Writing Trainer • Words Their Way Trainer • Differentiated Lessons Trainer
I graduated from San Francisco State University, received my Teaching Credential from University of California, Irvine, and completed my Masters Degree from Walden University.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Informational Text, Phonics