I started out my teaching career as an assistant in a kindergarten classroom. After that, I was moved to another school and worked for a year as an assistant in a cross-categorical special ed classroom. While working in the special ed classroom, I took the classes required to add on elementary certification. The following year I accepted a job as a second grade teacher. I taught for three years in 2nd grade. This school year (2013-2014), I will be making a change and moving to 1st grade. I have my Masters of Education in Teaching, Learning, and Advocacy. I am early childhood and elementary certified, so I can teach grades pre-k through 6.
I like for my classrom to be student centered. I feel that students should have some input into their learning. I try to give my students as much independence as possible.
Receiving my masters :)
I went to an elementary school that was primarily military children. It was a very transient population. For middle school, I went to an urban middle school in the "not so good" part of town. I am glad that my parents did not make snap judgements about the school like so many others did. It was a great experience. I went to a high school geared towards academics. I followed all of this up by attending College of Charleston for my undergrad degree and graduate degree.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, For All Subjects, Handwriting, Phonics