I am a first grade teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have experience teaching first and second grade, as well as first/second combination classes.
I love that I can come to school each day and it be completely different from the day before. I love that I can be as silly as I want and that just makes the learning for my students a fun and exciting time.
I have had the honor of being a cooperating teacher and a mentor.
I am a 2005 graduate of Clarion University, which is located in north western Pennsylvania. I received my Bachelor's of Science in Education degree and moved to North Carolina soon after to begin my teaching career.
I am married to my wonderful husband of 7 years and we have 2 amazing little boys. Gavin is a mellow, sometimes spunky, 5 year old and Landen is a wild, always on the go, 2 year old. They certainly keep me busy and they teach me new things each and every day.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, World Language, Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), British History, Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Phonics