I have taught 5th grade for 22 years. I have been self contained and spent numerous years focusing my instructional skills in the area of Reading/Language Arts. I am now departmentalized and teach ELA and Social Studies.
I love a hands on approach to education. I use a variety of skills in my classroom. We work in small groups, pairs, and learn through discovery methods, games, and academic converstions with classroom peers.
I have been Teacher of the Year for my school two times during my tenure.
I have a Bachelor's of Science in Human Development from Lee University. I also have a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading from Grand Canyon University.
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Health, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Religion, Literature, Economics , General Science, Physical Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Phonics, Close Reading