I am a veteran teacher with 17 years teaching experience. I taught 2nd grade for 9 years and then moved up to 3rd grade. I absolutely love my thirdsters! I am gifted certified and have previously taught in a Magnet Elementary school where science, math, and technology were the focus. I am a system mentor for my school district and host several professional learning classes for my district each year.
I firmly believe in the power of a positive attitude. I work hard to create a climate in my room where children feel safe, loved, and challenged. By doing so, my students feel comfortable taking risks and understand that making mistakes is a big part of the learning process. I try to create engaging, hands-on, rigorous lessons that encourage my students to think critically and think outside of the box. I work hard to meet the needs of my students through a mixture of conceptual understanding and basic skills.
2016 Harvard Fellow (Project Zero) 2016 Gifted Certification 2015 MCSD Top Ten Teacher of the Year 2015 Teacher of the Year 2012 Teacher of the Year Mentor Teacher Cornerstone Model Classroom Georgia Master Teacher 2006-2012 (working toward renewal after changing schools)
Educational Specialist from Troy State University Gifted Certified Magnet Teacher 2002 - 2011 Inclusion Co Teacher 2013 - 2015
I love creating educational resources and hope that the products I create find a purpose in your classroom. I love to read and enjoy pinning new ideas from Pinterest. I am an expert shopper but haven't been able to devote as much time to it lately (probably a blessing). I am a mother of a very energetic 9 year old and enjoy spending time with my husband and son.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Curriculum & Instruction, Education, ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Place Value, Informational Text