I am a National Board Certified Teacher with an Early Childhood Generalist certificate. This is my 11th year teaching in Orange County, California, and my second year in first grade. I spent eight amazing years in kindergarten, one random year in third grade and then landed at a new school in first grade in 2015. I am loving the amazing growth that happens in first grade AND getting to teach with my bestie and blogging buddy Kerri Bordelon!
I believe in making learning meaningful, exciting, hands-on, and fun for all learners!
California Elementary School Teacher of the Year 2009/2010; National Board - Early Childhood Generalist 2010
B.A. in Liberal Studies from Concordia University, Irvine; Masters in Education from National University
I am a small-town girl who somehow ended up in Orange County. In addition to being "Mrs. Messner" at school, I am also a wife and a tired-but-blessed mommy to Jack, Charlie, and one more little blessing that is on the way!
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Education, For All Subject Areas, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, End of Year, Phonics