I have been teaching since 1996. I have taught grades K through 5 as both a regular education and a gifted education teacher, in both public and private schools, in three different states. I now teach in an elementary pull-out gifted classroom in a public school in Tennessee.
My role as a gifted teacher is a learning facilitator. I provide my students with opportunities to research topics of interest, to use reasoning skills to tackle brainteasers, and to use creative thinking to solve problems. I then step back and allow them to report, solve, and innovate without interference.
I achieved National Board Certification in Early Childhood Literacy in 2013.
I have a BA in Elementary Education and a MEd in Gifted Education. I am currently working toward an EdS in Gifted Education Leadership.
I am married and have three wonderful boys, one dog, one bunny, and one guinea pig.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Middle Ages, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Close Reading