15 total years teaching experience -2 years in Ohio -3 years in Kentucky -2 years in Louisiana -8 years in North Carolina *Moved due to former spouse being military.
I am firm but fun. I teach my students to think for themselves and not have someone else make all their choices for them. I have had students come back and thank me for being the hard teacher I was because it prepared them for middle and high school.
Teacher of the Year 2011-2012- Pate Gardner Elementary
BA- Walsh University, North Canton, OH 1995 Masters of Education in Technology Summa Cum Laude Lesley University, Cambridge, MA 2010
I am a mom and wife first, then a teacher. I love all my children no matter what. I protect those who need protecting even if they don't think they need it. I live in one of the poorest counties in NC, 6th poorest in the nation. My county leads NC in unemployment. To say that my students would come to school without a problem is wasted breath. My students have multitudes of family and financial issues it's mind blowing. I just recently married for the second time and he is the prince I have been looking for all this time. He's very supportive and active with my son. Originally from Ohio, I miss my family, but my family needs me to work, so therefore moving back to Ohio wouldn't be in our plans in the near future.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Environment, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Winter, For All Subjects, Informational Text