I currently teach at Roseland Elementary in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. I teach primarily Reading and Reading Intervention. I have 10 years experience teaching and I absolutely love it! Certified in Elementary and Special Education 1-12. Also hold certifications in Montessori I and II. I love manatees and enjoy taking several trips a year to Florida for my "manatee getaways".
I truly believe that all students can learn, and if they are not learning, you are not presenting it to them in a way that they can understand. I believe the personal relationship you build with a student is also key to success- you are their cheerleader and motivator. I think teachers need to keep themselves in their students' shoes and wonder "Would I want to sit and do this?" Teachers must be entertainers, counselors, mentors, and must show enthusiasm in all they do if they expect the students to perform.
Teacher of the Year 2011-12, Teacher of the Year 2012-13, District System 44 Peer Coach, Lead Special Ed Teacher, Student Council Sponsor
SLU 1987-1989, CSUF 1990-1992 BS Child Development UNO 2005-2008- MEd Special Ed
I have wanted to be a teacher since the day I can remember. I enjoy each and every day and consider it a privilege. I learn so much from my students and coworkers- I continue to be amazed at the human potential. I want to learn as much as possible- everyday! I focus on solutions rather than problems and am extremely motivated from the middle of my being! Thank you so much for your interest!
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Science, Biology, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Close Reading