2013-Present: 4th Grade Instructor, NSSD #112 2012-2013: 3rd Grade Instructor, NSSD #112 2011-2012: 2nd Grade Instructor, NSSD #112 2010-2011: ETA/Cuisenaire National Literacy Consultant 2005-2009: 2nd & 3rd Grade Instructor, CCSD #46 2004-2005: 1st Grade Instructor, Roycemore Preparatory School 2002-2004: Kindergarten Instructor, CUSD #4
-Common Core and Data Driven Instruction -STEM integration -Integrated thematic instruction -Multiple Intelligences -Hands-on learning with manipulatives -Bloom's Taxonomy -Academics through the arts
-2013-Present Scholastic Top Teaching Blogger -2014 Class Dojo Thought Partner (Blogger & Forum Contributor) -2012-Present Scholastic National Teacher Advisory Board -2011-2012 Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction -2011 IRA National Presenter -2008 Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence National Presenter -2002 Golden Apple Award Winner
-1998-2002 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -BS Elementary Edu., Certified ELA, Soc. Stu., Science (5-9) -2002 U of I Extension Gifted Levels 1-2 Training
Find out more about me on my blog: http://www.itselementarymydear.com I am grateful for the unrelenting support of my husband, Frank, whom I have been married to for nine wonderful years. As the spouse of a teacher, he endures annual classroom tear-down and set up, cleaning, classroom shopping, and the much-needed emotional support that comes with being a teacher. He, along with my dear toddler son, Grayson, keep me going strong every day. Becoming a mother has completely changed my perspective and has also enhanced my purpose as an educator. This experience as a TPT seller is just another endeavor that my two best buddies will be there to cheer me on throughout.
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