I spent two years as a per diem substitute teacher and another two years as a long term substitute teacher in various grades before my first official teaching position in 2011. I learned a lot from my years of subbing and it has greatly influenced my teaching techniques today.
I am a hands on, keep it fun, exciting, interesting, and active kind of teacher.
Member of Kappa Delta Pi Inducted spring 2008 Member of Tau Sigma inducted spring 2007 Member of Education Club inducted fall 2006 Phi Theta Kappa inducted spring 2004
BA in Childhood Education from the State University of New York at Cortland and a MSeD in Literacy from the State University of New York at Binghamton. I have New York State certification in Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education, and Literacy B-Grade 6. I have finished my Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership.
I am a highly motivated and passionate teacher. I have high expectations for my students and for myself. I am constantly looking to better my craft.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Mental Math, Place Value, Handwriting, Phonics, Classroom Community