I was born a teacher! My first classroom was my play room, and my only student was my sister! Growing up, I tutored, helped coach sports teams and dance classes, spent time in elementary classes as a mentor, all before graduating high school. In college, I majored in Elementary Education. I worked in an inclusive day care center where I eventually became lead preschool teacher. After graduation, I taught first grade and eventually moved to fifth grade. I've taught advanced ELA classes and inclusion ELA classes. Currently I am a stay-at-home mom and a lead preschool Sunday School teacher on Sunday mornings at our church. I still collaborate with former peers and colleagues to help create resources they can use in their classrooms and that I can use with my own children.
I am an active learner, and I believe most children are too! I like to create and use resources that are engaging and hands-on. My goal is to provide my students with meaningful learning experiences which inspire them to stay intrigued, ask questions, and create a desire to learn.
Kappa Delta Pi Mississippi Power Outstanding New Teacher (2007-2008 School Year)
Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Mississippi with Highest Honors (2007)
I am a wife and mother of two small, amazing children and one crazy Lab.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, World History, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Mental Math, Black History Month, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Phonics, Close Reading