I have been teaching for 17 amazing years! I teach 4th grade in Upstate New York. I love teaching elementary school. I've taught all age levels and I've taught in England, but most of my teaching career has been at the 4th grade level (16 years). I have been 4th grade team leader for 6 years and math instructional team leader for 5 years. I am coordinator for our school's backpack program which serves hungry students. I've taught after school robotics clubs, cartooning clubs, project adventure clubs, animation clubs, and more. I love showing students cool things to draw.
I am passionate about creative teaching. I use games, drama and art to help kids retain and connect to information. I love using the latest brain research to help my students learn. I love teaching students how to use silly doodles to help them remember things.
I have been a Channel 10 WTEN Teacher of the Week. I have been awarded over $5,000 in grants for creative programs in my classroom including puppets, robotics, garden science and more.
I have a Masters Degree in Education.
I have three boys of my own. I love fishing and kayaking. My passion is making kids laugh with my silly drawings and stories.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Halloween, Place Value, Phonics, Classroom Community