I currently teach second grade math and science. I teach two classes of English speaking students and one class of ESL students who's first language is Spanish. Before that, I spent the last seven years teaching in a First Grade self contained, ESL classroom at a public charter school in Houston. I just LOVE teaching! Before that I spent over twenty years teaching/mentoring PK-12 in a variety of settings. My passion is guided small group-differentiated learning, incorporating the workshop model in all of my teaching. I have also worked in sales and marketing and participate in a variety of musical endeavors.
I use guided reading/workshop and guided math/workshop models with my kids. My classroom is small group/differentiated in all areas. I also specialize in RTI tracking materials.
Honor: Mother to Katie
BA in Philosophy from St Olaf College. Texas Teaching Certificate.
Married with an eight year old daughter in third grade.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, End of Year