I've taught 5th grade for 6 years and am currently teaching 4th grade. I have experience and resources from working in Virginia (Standards of Learning) and in California (Common Core) and with NGSS Science standards. I'm passionate about working with technology and in developing STEM education.
I promote a collaborative, student-centered teaching environment. I incorporate technology, activities, and a variety of learning styles to meet the needs of all my diverse learners.
National Board Certification (2016).
I have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and teaching certificates in Virginia and California.
I have a supportive husband and a big extended family. I love to travel and, in doing so, I've had the opportunity to observe, learn, grow, and support teachers in Fiji, Thailand, and Belize (so far!).
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Measurement, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Other (Music), Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Engineering, Classroom Community