Educator of 20 years. I've had thousands of observation opportunities as a peer observer, providing teacher feedback from PPCD through High School. Having visited hundreds of classrooms, has given me enormous insight and opportunities to "borrow ideas" - after all, aren't the best ideas borrowed ideas?
I believe providing as much hands on learning as possible, allowing students to manipulate models and tools, and use their creativity through collaborated tasks/projects.
National Board Certified Teacher, Early Childhood Generalist Teacher of the Year
Graduated from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State) with a B.S. in Education and a Specialty in Reading. Received my M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University.
I love the outdoors, drinking coffee on the terrace, growing a green thumb, feeding the birds, and most of all family time! Nothing is more sacred to me than family.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Special Education, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community