I started my teaching career in North Carolina. While there, I taught Head Start Preschool for two years. I loved my job and my wonderful teaching assistant, Cindy. After my husband finished his Master's degree, we decided to move back to Ohio to be closer to family. While in Ohio, I taught first grade for two years. During this time, I had the opportunity to teach a few doors down from my mom. We had a blast that year!
I use a variety of strategies with my students. I really love doing hands-on activities, but I'm willing to try just about any strategy that works and is fun/engaging for my students.
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Literacy (2005)
I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2008 with my degree in Elementary Education. While living in North Carolina and teaching preschool, I attended Western Carolina University on-line and completed my BK (Birth-Kindergarten) degree. Over the past few years, I have completed half of my Masters in Literacy. Throughout my education, I have been so blessed to have a mom who taught for 38 years before recently retiring. We have had numerous conversations about "teacher topics" from which I have learned so much. I am so thankful for the wisdom she has passed down!!
My husband and I currently live in Kentucky. We have two children, Kayden and Kinley. I have recently had the opportunity to stay at home with them full time. I am thankful for this opportunity!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Economics , Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Summer, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, End of Year