6 years of teaching full-day kindergarten. *Pre-K before that. I believe with all of my heart that I belong in K! I love my kids and I love where I teach.
I strongly believe in meeting the basic needs of my students and filling them with safety and love before we hit academics. I also believe in teaching independence at a young age- this includes rituals, routines, homework, daily work, and more. My kids can do it all on their own, after a year in my room!
MN Teacher of the Year Finalist Fox 9 Top 9 Teacher ENVoY Demonstration Teacher SOEI Certified Early Childhood Arts-Integration Coach Secretary of my Union Racial Equity Team Lead
B.A. Psychology M.A. Education
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Other (Science), Government, Arts & Music, Health, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Handwriting, Vocational Education, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community