I have taught for 8 years in high poverty schools in Charlotte, NC, primarily in classes with high numbers of special needs students or students who speak English as a Second Language.
My teaching style has been jokingly described as "organized chaos." I have a high focus on problem solving, group work, and focused discussions. I like to let the students figure things out without me always having to explain them. However, I realize there is a time and place for explicit instruction and practice.
2013 Teacher of the Year at school
B.S. in Elementary Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Informational Text