I have been teaching for the last 21 years. I have taught 4th grade for the last 14 years, teaching all subjects. I have a passion for Math, and have been allowed to teach it exclusively for the last few years. I also taught 6th grade math/social studies/science in a middle school before switching gears to the elementary school. I have a Masters of Education and a Specialist Degree. I am passionate about my career. I live and breathe it!
I love teaching using the workshop method, with an opening, worktime, and closing. This allows students to explore and help find the answer themselves. I feel they must be guided, but, I believe most children retain more when they actually see and do. Skills cannot be neglected though. They are essential for retaining knowledge.
I have been named teacher of the year for my school and teacher of the month. I served on the year long math BST team when changing from state QCC's to Standards. I am currently on the BST math team.
I have a degree in Education, (K- 8), with an emphasis in Mathematics, a Masters of Education, and a BBA,(Bachelor of Business Administration, and a Specialist, (6th year), degree.
I have been married for 29 years, and have three teenage children. My oldest is a senior in college working on his engineering degree. I have 19 yr. old twins, (boy/girl), who are sophomores in collegel. I have been teaching since 1989, but, took some time off to stay home with my children when they were younger.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Decimals, Black History Month, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Test Preparation