I have loved teaching for 27 years. I have taught multi-linglual preschool, bi-lingual kindergarten and first grarde, and general ed kindergarten and 2nd grade. I have loved working with student interns and student teachers, and they have inspired me to develop my skills with technology. I have recently "retired" and plan to guest teach and continue creating materials to help teachers with resources to help children learn.
I like to think of myself as a holistic teacher. I love infusing technology, direct instruction, and the arts (both expressive and performing) into my lessons. I think its important to teach with the brain in mind and mix it all up with whole group, small group, and individual instruction.
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Education degree with endorsements in Spanish preK-12, elementary education, and early childhood education.
I have two grown children, married, and living in Denver, and Connecticut, and now live and work in Iowa with my husband and our two minature dachshunds.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, The New Year, Spring, Place Value, Informational Text, Early Intervention, Phonics