Before becoming a teacher I was a manager of Chuck E. Cheese. Now, I teach Kindergarten in my hometown at the best school, Two Mile Prairie!
These past few years have been a tremendous learning experience. I have learned that you must; have clear expectations and consistency in the classroom, structure and routines are a teachers' best friend, teaching life lessons are just as important as the curriculum, and strive to make your classroom's community a supportive and loving learning environment. I'm learning everyday and each challenge provides a new opportunity for improvement.
Magna Cum Laude
Bachelors in Elementary Education, University of Missouri Certified in Early Childhood
I have been teaching for two years now. Currently, my school is piloting a Kindergarten and 1st grade split with "ability grouping". It has definitely been challenging, but I love what I do! Every day we grow and learn more about what works best for kids.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Arts & Music, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Early Intervention, Phonics, Classroom Community