I am entering my 15th year of teaching. I currently teach Grade 9 Math, Gr 7 Science, and Grade 7-12 Visual Arts. I love the challenges that middle school students bring to the room every day. It's a very special age to be a part of. They teach me so much.
I am full of energy and fresh ideas. I love taking risks in the classroom - even when they don't pay off. To me, that's just part of the learning process. I am not afraid to fall on my face and I think it's healthy for my students to see me try and then try again, if things don't work out. I strive to make my lessons and activities as fun and engaging as possible. I like to incorporate hands-on activities whenever I can. I love using Math stations!
I received a Teaching Excellence Award in March 2020. It is given out based on nominations by fellow staff.
I teach in PEI, Canada and attended UPEI for my BEd. My undergrad was in Psychology and Sociology. I also completed my Masters of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.
I am a mom of 2 energetic boys. I have been happily married to my high school sweetheart since 2004. I love teaching and only ever wanted to be a teacher. I know how precious time is and how quality work at a fair price can save us all time, if we're willing to share our resources. I'm all about working smarter not harder, as I'm sure all of you are. Happy Teaching:)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, Health, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Canadian History, Geography, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects