I have taught 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades and just love teaching! I truly believe teaching is the best job in the world! I have a passion for creating classroom materials and activities for students!
It's my goal to create meaningful classroom resources and academically rigorous materials that are fun, relevant, and engaging for elementary students! I believe in CREATIVITY and integrating the ARTS, students need both CONCEPTUAL and PROCEDURAL understanding, when learning new math skills, DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION is so important and with time and practice...it works, in HANDS-ON learning and COLLABORATION, classrooms should be a POSITIVE, JOYFUL, and POSITIVE place for children, and TEAMWORK and EMPOWERING other teachers.
Teacher of the Year 2017 | Elementary Level | Fayette County Public Schools | Somerville, TN
I am currently working on my masters in education in curriculum and instruction at the University of Tennessee- Martin. I have two bachelors degrees: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Memphis and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Union University.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Anatomy, Math Test Prep, Geography, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Study Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, For Administrators, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community