I have spent the last six years teaching First Grade ESL students 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 in a self-contained classroom of first graders. 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 a seven year old daughter in second 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), Literature, 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, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Summer, End of Year