Although I went to school to be a high school math teacher, while student teaching I fell in love with teaching middle school. My heart was set on middle school when I was offered a job at an elementary school. Although I loved my years in the elementary school, I am currently teaching what my heart most desired, 8th grade math! With 22 years experience, I have taught 4th-8th grade. I must say I've found joy all along the way!
My style varies from very traditional to paperless....hands on and drill and kill. I love to create curriculum that breaks down each standard in such a way that moves students from skill focused calculators to advanced, thinking learners. I've learned to meet the needs of ever changing demands and learning styles.
Teacher of the Year - 3 years; Google Certified Level 1 & 2
BA Mathematics from Covenant College; MEd in Integrated Curriculum and Instruction from Covenant College
I'm a Christian who strives to be more and more like Jesus. My husband, two sons, and daughter capture my heart. I am amazed at watching my children grow (so quickly) and become such amazing people. My family of five and I love to be outside as much as possible. Traveling, camping, hiking, and biking are some of our favorite things to do together.
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Art History, Career and Technical Education, Health, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Statistics, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Criminal Justice - Law, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Decimals, End of Year, Classroom Community