I have been an elementary teacher for 20 years and a former family day care owner for 8 years. I have taught all subjects 1st through 6th grades. I am a life long learner and continually work on honing skills and strategies. Utilizing technology in my classroom is an area of passion and one in which I strive to grow each year.
My teaching style is pretty simple. I teach my students as if they were my very own kids. I am hands on every day. I am very lucky that my district participates in GLAD. I am even luckier to be in a 1:1 classroom with iPads for each of my 5th graders.
Honored by my staff to have been chosen to serve them in numerous leadership roles, including site and district leadership teams, along with our teachers' union president. I also serve on CTA's State Council and have represented California at the NEA Representative Assembly.
I have an Associates, Bachelors, and a Masters. But hands on, in classroom experience is where I really learned to teach.
I have been married to the love of my life for30 years. We have 3 twenty something year old children. Who knew they would be more work now than when they were 2? I am still pursuing every dream I have. Life is short, make the most of it, and don't leave coulda shoulda woulda's on the table.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Library Skills, Problem Solving, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Test Preparation, Engineering