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 16 years. Before that, I taught private piano lessons for 20 years. I am now teaching kindergarten 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 my school in 2008. Received two countywide educational grants. Idea has been featured in Mailbox Magazine. I am the County Team Leader in science at my school.
Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education with an Endorsement in Reading
Married for 33 years I have 2 married children and 2 FANTASTIC granddaughters that are ages 10 and 2. And another granddaughter is due in July 2016. 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, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Informational Text, Phonics