I am an Ontario teacher with 12 years experience. I have taught grade 3-5 and have also been an itinerant ESL teacher. I have both reading and ESL specialist training.
I am a always looking to improve my practice as a teacher. This results in new ideas of student inquiry, student centered approaches, differentiated instruction, and targeting learning styles of students. I believe that the teacher is the leader in the classroom and guides students through their own inquiry. In my classroom students sit in groups from day one. We work as a team to make things run smoothly. Students work where they are comfortable even if that means under my desk, in a closet, or laying on the floor. I try to use technology as a tool to bring the world into my classroom. I love my job!!
It is an Honour when people write you to tell you what a difference that you made for a student. I always post these where I can see them and they are worth more to me than any trophy. "I have never come across a teacher yet, whom cares so much about her students and always goes above and beyond, your compassion is truly admirable" -Parent "When I feel that I can not do it you lift me up..." - Student "this class is full of children that are in a much better place because of you" - Educational Assistant "I am a better me because of you" - Student
CYW Diploma Contemporary Studies Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education Reading Specialist ESL Specialist
I am a wife to a wonderful husband, and mother to two beautiful girls and one very busy boy.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Canadian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, Economics , Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Halloween, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Engineering, Classroom Community