I have taught for 21 years in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th. I'm currently teaching 5th grade. I also teach Early Childhood Education at the University of Arkansas.
I love teaching! It's the best job ever! My teaching style is a constructivist approach to learning. I believe it is extremely important to get students engaged in learning using hands on projects and problem based experiences. Learning should be fun!
2009 National Trainer of Writers, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by The Council of Economic Education 2009 Arkansas Reading Association Presentation “A Balanced Literacy Program” and Integrate Literacy with Economics May 2010 Presentation to Economics Arkansas Board Members, Little Rock 2010 1st Place Stock Market Game Advisor 2010, 2012 Bessie B. Moore Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics August 2010 Presentation to the Donors of Economics Arkansas following the Keynote Speaker Former President Clinton 2010 Presentation at the National Council for Economic Education Conference Miami, FL 2011 Arkansas Farm Bureau Agri in the Classroom Teacher of the Year 2011 Presentation at the National Council for Economic Education Annual Conference Chicago, IL 2012 Presentation at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference Indianapolis, IN 2012 Presentation at the National Council for Economic Education Conference Kansas City, MO 2012 Presenting Economics Education at the Arkansas State Capitol 2013 Presented at the National Council for Economic Education Conference Baltimore, Maryland 2014, 2015, 2016 Presented at the National Ag in the Classroom National Conference 2022 Bessie B Moore Economic Award 2022 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
B.S. in Early Education, Endorsement: Pre K-8 Social Studies K-8 Masters of Education Leadership Degree Arkansas Leadership Academy National Board Certified Teacher, NBCT Master Economic Teacher, MET Arkansas Ag in the Classroom Teacher
I love teaching and making lessons that are engaging for all students!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Statistics, Economics , Character Education, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Engineering, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community