I have been an elementary school teacher for 20 years. I have had the pleasure of teaching all grade K-4. I have also been teaching at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte since 2007.
I believe in giving children choices in how they show me what they know. I like to use centers and small group work whenever possible. I differentiate my instruction for all my students and try to meet with each child daily about their reading and math. I see my writers 1 to 2 times a week.
Teacher of the Year 1995-96, 1999-2000. National Board Certification 2002
I earned my undergraduate degree at Georgia Southern University in 1992. I received my master's from Mercer University, Atlanta in 1995. I took Spanish class Central Peidmont Community College in 2005.
I am married to a wonderfully supportive husband. We have a Golden Retriever. I enjoy reading, exercise, teaching spin classes, gardening, and creating materials for use in the classroom.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Graphing, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, EFL - ESL - ELD, Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, For All Subjects