This is my twentieth year to teach sixth grade. I LOVE this grade level because they still have the desire to take risks and have fun in the process. I taught science for sixteen of those years and can now relate the relevance of 'hands-on' learning in the English classroom where I teach regular, PreAP and GT English.
Organized structure with the 'end-in-mind'; follower of Covey 7 Habits; lots of graphic organizers, journaling, and portfolio development; use of humor in almost every lesson and lots of think-alouds, peer collaboration, student choice, and scaffolding.
Nominated for Teacher of the Year three times; recipient of the district's Superindendent Award
BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from UTSA GT Certified Various workshops
Ran my first half marathon at the age of 55 along with my two sisters (one is a retired teacher herself). I enjoy spending time with family and friends at the beach or by the fire pit and of course expanding my TpT account!