After teaching third grade in Virginia, I moved back to Pennsylvania and got a job as a reading specialist for my current school district. I teach reading to the Title I kids in my building, kindergarten through 5th grade.
I love to use hands-on materials and lessons for my students. I also use many centers to reinforce the skills that I have taught. I find that the students enjoy center activities because it seems to the students like they are playing instead of learning! I love to have students work together and collaborate as must as possible.
I was a member of the following organizations: Phi Kappa Phi (Honor Society- top 5% of University population), Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society), and Phi Sigma Pi (National Honor Fraternity).
I attended elementary through high school in a large school district outside of Philadelphia. In 2008, I graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Elementary Education. Then, I returned to school in 2009 to obtain my master's degree as a Reading Specialist. I graduated from the Master's program in 2011. I have also completed several other credit courses beyond my Master's Degree.
In addition to teaching, I love scrapbooking. I love using my Cricut machine to make cards and scrapbook pages. I enjoy spending the rest of my free time with my wonderful family. My amazing husband and I have been married for 4 years. We have an adorable dog, Zoe (a spoiled Yorkie/Bichon mix)! We welcomed a perfect baby boy, Branson, into the world on March 31, 2014! Then, on August 28, 2015, we had beautiful twin girls, Brenna and Brielle.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Biology, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Literature, Business, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Early Intervention, Phonics