I am now entering my sixth year of teaching 5th grade. I taught 5th grade-all subjects for 2 years in Gwinnett County before moving my career to Barrow County. For the past three years, I have taught different combinations of ELA, math, science, and social studies through team teaching. This year, I'm teaching everything but math! I have had many other experiences with children, including: volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of Athens, working for an After-School Program in Clarke County, teaching painting & drawing at a Gwinnett County summer camp, and working for an elementary daycare in the summer.
I try to incorporate technology into my classroom as much as possible and am fortunate enough to have 1:1 devices to students ratio in my classroom. I also believe whole-heartedly in inquiry-based and project-based learning! I utilize as much small-group instruction as possible in my instruction. This allows for differentiation, develops self-motivated students, and facilitates cooperation/team-work in the classroom. I have taught almost exclusively small-group for literacy and math and am looking look for ways to extend this into science and social studies as well. I believe in teaching through literature, which is why I try to structure as many lessons as I can around students having a variety of texts in their hands. I also believe in students writing to deepen their understanding of all content, including math.
Teacher of the Year Nominee 2017-2018
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.
I have served on many different committees, including: Media, School Garden, Yearbook, Literacy, School Culture, Vertical Math, Number Talks, eClass, AKS/CQI, and Sunshine committee.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Order of Operations, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Health, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Economics , General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Dance, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects, End of Year, Close Reading, Classroom Community