I have taught PreK-1 for over 20 years. I regularly write curriculum for our school district and serve on the state social studies board.
I prefer to teach integrating all disciplines. I believe that social studies can be the umbrella for all subjects. I have found that I am able to engage all of my learners and create curious learners full of questions.
2018 Colorado Council For Social Studies Outstanding Educator of the Year 2017 Colorado National History Teacher of the Year 2016 Colorado Springs School District Eleven Crystal Apple Teacher
Undergraduate Degree from University of Northern Colorado Masters Degree from Colorado College
Participant in Teaching American History Grant Presenter at NCSS and CCIRA Participant in NEH Summer Institutes, Gilder Lehrman Summer Institutes, TAH programs, National Portrait Gallery Summer seminar, Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Measurement, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Art History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Character Education, Library Skills, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Spring, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Women's History Month, Classroom Community, Hispanic Heritage Month