I have served as an elementary teacher for over 16 years. I truly love my job and have wanted to be a Kindergarten teacher since I was in Kindergarten!
I run a very loving but very structured classroom. I follow a Responsive Classroom Approach to Behavior Management, as well as use the First Six Weeks methods at the beginning of each school year. I try to incorporate as much Balanced Literacy and Thematic Teaching as I can. I like to describe myself a a very sweet and caring teacher that holds my students to high expectations, sets good examples, and strives each day to present my students with effective and exciting learning activities!
Teacher of the Year Award at Benton Elementary School 2007 Bossier Parish Gold Star Teacher Award December 2012 Teacher of the Year Award at T. L. Rodes Elementary School 2018
BS- Elementary Education -Louisiana Tech University 2003 MS - Curriculum and Instruction - Louisiana Tech University 2004 Doctoral Candidate Louisiana Tech University 2019
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Education, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Tools for Common Core, Handwriting