I started teaching in 2006. During my first 9 years in education I taught a variety of 7th and 8th grade math classes in Southern California ranging from Special Education inclusion to Gifted education. I started teaching 8th grade math in Illinois in 2015.
I love to make math interesting and hands on. I focus on content and am not into aesthetics. I like to make activities that allow students to be hands on and interactive while discussing their thinking with a partner. My class sets take prep time to prepare, but it in the end the things that I hear students discuss makes it all worth it! People always love my ideas, so I decided to give TpT a try!
Palm Springs Teacher of the Year 2014
BS Elementary Education from Illinois State University GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Certificate from University of California, Riverside MATL (Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning) with an emphasis in Elementary Mathematics from Nova Southeastern University
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