I graduated with a degree in Advertising and worked in the non-profit sector for 8 years. I enjoyed the creative aspect of designing but otherwise was as passionate about my job as most people are about the act of tooth-brushing. I volunteered at an elementary school across the way and never wanted to leave. I decided to pursue teaching certification through an alternative program while I continued to work full-time. Now, I've been in the classroom for 8 years and have true appreciation for feeling fulfilled "at the office!"
I love to fertilize creativity in my classroom! I encourage new ideas, almost to a fault. (My follow-through is not always 100%!) I'm currently enrolled in a graduate program at UT in Instructional Design and I have a true passion for technology as a learning tool. When used effectively, electronic learning can open up the world to students!
Teacher of the Year EANESpiration Award (District award for innovation) Senior Fellows Honors Program
UT Austin, BS in Advertising with Honors Alternative Teaching Certification, Region XIII ESC UT Austin, MEd candidate, Instructional Technology
I love my town, my cats, my sewing machine, my huge Lebanese family (aka "The Clan"), my friends, and my job!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Halloween, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects