I've been teaching since 2000. I taught sheltered 6th grade in a low-income district near Chicago for 4 years, and 3rd and 4th grade for two years. I also taught 2nd and 3rd grade summer school. I earned National Board Certification in 2008. Since 2007, I've been working as an ESL/ELL specialist teacher for K-5. I do both small group (pull-out) teaching as well as co-teaching in regular classrooms.
My teaching style involves encouraging a lot of student participation. My students use cooperative learning activities throughout the day. My materials are for use with small groups or large groups. I tend to incorporate fun graphics to get students excited about their assignments.
National Board Certified Teacher Middle Child Generalist
B.S. Ed Northern Illinois University 2000 M. of Ed. National Louis University 2008
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Professional Development, Word Problems, General Science, ESL / ELL / EFL, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Informational Text