This is my 36th year of teaching. I taught 15 years in Kindergarten, 13 years in fourth and fifth grade including two years as a gifted inclusion teacher. The past eight years I have been the gifted resource teacher for 19 schools in my area. Students are bused into my program and almost half of my students come from low SES backgrounds. I also facilitate three online gifted inclusion courses.
Hands-on/ integrated learning/ inquiry/ critical thinking
Teacher of the year at four schools. Duval County Elementary SS Teacher of the Year. Florida Council for the Social Studies Board member, 12 years Florida DOE African-American Task Force Florida Museum Teacher Advisory Board Geography Academy Member (State of Florida/FSU)
BA/Elementary Education/University of Florida (GO GATORS!) MAEd/Jacksonville University/Jacksonville, FL Early Childhood Certification ESOL Endorsement Gifted Endorsement
Mother of two daughters (one is a teacher, one is a nurse) and grandmother to four awesome boys. I was widowed in 2006 and now spend my spare time traveling, gardening,reading, learning, and baking.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Other (Math), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Problem Solving, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, For All Subjects, Informational Text