I have been involved in public education since 1993. I became a paraprofessional and worked in that capacity while earning my education degree. Then, I became a teacher and I have been teaching primary grades for 22 years. Before that, I taught private piano lessons for 20 years. I am now teaching 1st grade and I love every minute of it!
My goal is to keep my students as engaged as possible during instructional time. Therefore, I'm very hands on in all that I teach. I teach in such a way that I want my students to think independently and take ownership of what they learn. I'm a firm believer in allowing my assessments to drive my instruction. Differentiation is the key to my students to become the best learners they can be.
Teacher of the year at Hood Avenue Primary in 2008 Teacher of the year at Fayetteville Elementary School in 2016-17 Received three countywide educational grants. Idea has been featured in Mailbox Magazine. Previously I served as the Curriculum Lead Teacher in Science . I currently serve as grade level chair at my school.
Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education with an Endorsement in Reading
Married for 38 years I have 2 children and 4 FANTASTIC grandchildren. 3 are girls and 1 is a boy. I am very involved at my church. I sing in the choir and on our praise team. Also, I work with summer church programs such as VBS and our annual mission trip to Wales. I am very blessed and I thank my Lord for all that I have received!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Informational Text, Phonics