I have been teaching in public schools for over 10 years. I spent most of my years teaching grades 3-5. However, this last year I took on the challenge of first grade. Before I started teaching I ran a center for Dyslexics where I tested and treated students of all ages.
Being that I spent most of my years in testing grades I tend to have a laser focus on the most effective/efficient way to get learning accomplished. I try to be very organized and try to create systems in my classroom to enhance learning.
I have an undergraduate degree in Elementary Ed from the University of West Florida and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction (Reading Specialist/ESL) from the University of Texas at Arlington.
I live in Birmingham, AL where I teach in an urban school system. I am recently married to my wonderful husband David. We have three rescue dogs that always keep our house interesting.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Classroom Community