2013 marks my 12 year of teaching. I spent one year in first grade, 6 years in second grade, two years in fourth grade and this makes my third year to teach fifth grade.
Guided Reading continues to be my number one source of teaching reading, especially for students who struggle more than others. Students who read at higher levels read in Literature Circles and also have the opportunity to read books they have chosen.
I received the Hawkeye Literacy Award at Pecan Creek Elementary School in 2011. In 2013 I received Teacher of the Year at Pecan Creek Elementary School.
I have a bachelor's degree in Education, First through Eight Grades.
My husband is a teacher as well, along with coaching golf. We have three boys, ages 19, 16, and 7. I enjoy reading, running, shopping, going to the movies, playing games and spending time with my friends and family.