I have taught a total of 11 years- two in kindergarten, and nine in first grade! I have been lead teacher on my grade level for two years, and am currently a model classroom for personalized learning within my district. I absolutely love teaching; it is not just my job but my hobby and passion. I am relatively new to TPT, but have been creating things for my classroom since day one. I am so excited to start my TPT journey and share my creations with others.
I will forever believe in the power of a morning meeting, bucket filling, and the responsive classroom approach. Creating a learning environment where students feel loved, valued, and empowered must come before opening a textbook. I work in a title one personalized learning school, where students work through academic standards at their own pace through small group and independent work. I want students to understand what they are learning, and take ownership of it in a fun way. My classroom is based on hard work, making progress, and constantly celebrating successes, big or small!
Rookie Teacher of the Year (2008) Reading Teacher of the Year (2012) Teacher of the Year (2014)
I graduated from College of Charleston with a degree in Early Childhood Education.
This will be my twelfth year as a teacher, and I could not imagine another life! It is both my occupation and passion. I am married to a wonderful man and have a 3 year old who keeps me very busy! I also love decorating, reading, and shopping. Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/longafterthebellrings/
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Social Studies - History, Special Education, Other, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Handwriting, School Psychology, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community