I have taught kindergarten for 13 years in a Title 1 and SAGE funded school. We have an 80% poverty rate and a wide range of cultures at our school. I work with K-5 students during the summer for a variety of hands on learning classes. I work at homework help after school during the school year, as well as plan many school functions for students and family to attend. I am vice president of our Parent Teacher Organization. I have my masters + 15 credits in education. I enjoy my job and look forward to it every day! Summers are too long for me:)
I believe in hands on teaching. I tried my best to make my daily lessons come to life for my students. I run a safe, but challenging classroom environment. I run a balanced literacy approach and meet my students needs at their indivdual levels. I love to use small group and large group teaching approaches. I enjoy bringing content subjects into our daily reading, writing, and math lessons. I love to have fun with my students and keep them movtivated to come to school each day.
I have been nominated for the Golden Apple Teacher Awards several time. I chose not to pursue the award. I am requested by several families each year. This means so much to me.
Graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in Pre K-6 Education 2000 Completed my Masters of Education Program from Olivet Nazarene in 2006 Continue to take classes to enrich my teaching.
I have been married for 12 years to a wonderful Canadian named Donny. We have two beautiful energetic daughters. Zoey will be 9 in November, and Kiley just turned 7 in August. We have several different pets. A black lab named Belle, a horse named Libby, and a bunny named Chewy. I enjoy hockey, the great outdoors, working with kids, volleyball, reading, scrap-booking, fishing, and many more sports and hobbies. I love to learn new things.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, For All Subject Areas, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Halloween, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Handwriting