The first 15 years of my teaching career were spent as a Learning Disabilities teacher, servicing children in grades K-3 in a self-contained classroom. After that, I taught all-day kindergarten for 13 years, followed by teaching preschool for six years. I am currently enjoying retirement, and looking forward to building my TPT store.
No matter what grade I was teaching, I always tried to create a warm, nonthreatening environment, where children felt safe and welcome. Students were always encouraged to do their personal best.
Teacher of the Year 2006-2007.
Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University Calumet, along with endorsements in Learning Disabilities, Emotionally Handicapped, and Reading.
I share my home with my little boy (a maltipoo named Muffin) and the love of my life, Jim. My logo, leaderboard, and sideboard was done by the very talented Laine Sutherland from a Little Peace of Africa. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/A-Little-Peace-Of-Africa http://www.pinterest.com/lainesutherland/a-little-peace-of-africa/ If you cannnot find what you are looking for, I will gladly take product requests.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Character Education, Problem Solving, Writing, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Early Intervention, Phonics