For the past 12 years I have taught 5th grade, 3rd grade, and special education in Ireland, New Mexico, and, for most of those years, Maine. My students are my inspiration. All of my products have been used and refined in my classroom.
I know that my best teaching has resulted from my understanding of what students need intellectually and socially. By taking time to get to know them and responding to what they do and say, I design engaging lessons that they enjoy, gain confidence from, and meet high learning expectations.
Lots of "You're the best teacher in the world" works of art from students.
Skillful Teacher Southern Maine Writing Project Various graduate and undergraduate writing and curriculum courses Study Abroad in Ireland B.A. in Education from S.U.N.Y. Plattsburgh Concentration in English
I've taught across the country and the Atlantic and keep on finding reasons to love what I do.