I am in my 12th year of teaching. I started in 1st grade and spent three years there. I spent 2 years as an instructional coach where I supported grades k-6. My true love is 4th grade and I have spent 7 year of my career in this grade. I teach Math and Science specifically. I spent my first 6 years in a title one school in Dallas, TX.
I have a very hands on classroom where independent thinking is encouraged and rewarded. I like students to be engaged in meaningful tasks that allow them to master the state standards for the grade level.
2012 PAEMST (Presidents Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching) award Texas Finalist in Mathematics.
I attended Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Emphasis.
I am from Michigan. I met my husband at BYU and we were married in California in 2002. We have an adorable 9 year old son, Hunter, and a sweet and sassy 19 month old, Mackenzie. I love teaching and I love creating things that the kids will enjoy using in the math classroom.
English Language Arts, Reading, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Word Problems, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Place Value