I began teaching children's church while I was in college and after graduation I taught English Language Arts and Reading in upper elementary, middle, and high school in both private and public schools (wherever the military took us). I know homeschool my daughter for Pre-K and continue to dive into literature for all ages. I've been teaching since 2003.
As a Reading Specialist, my style is literacy based. I have always tried a variety of strategies to get students reading and writing to improve their skills. I work to motivate reluctant readers and use print and imagery to help kids learn in a variety of content areas.
My writing has been published on www.okinawahai.com, www.trip101.com, www.theodysseyonline.com, and my blogs www.mission4walls.com and www.goingandgrowing.wordpress.com.
I attended public elementary school, private middle school, and public high school in San Antonio TX. I went on to get my AA at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio and my BA and MA from University of Texas in San Antonio. I obtained my teaching certifications in 6-12 English, Language Arts and Reading, ESL supplemental, and K-12 Reading Specialist.
I've spent a lot of time in both private and public school classrooms and now I'm experiencing homeschool life. I see my work creating lesson plans and writing inspirational posts as a ministry to teachers. I have been there and I've already worn many hats but I'm not finished. I want to provide resources that will really help make other teacher's lives easier as well as encourage them in their impactful work with youth.