I am entering my sixth year teaching 3rd grade in Northern Virginia. I have taught in a 4th and 1st grade classroom, but have found my niche in 3rd grade. I hope I can teach 3rd grade forever!
I believe that creating a safe environment where there is a mutual trust and respect between students and teachers is the key element to a successful classroom. Beyond that I set high expectations, plan engaging and authentic activities, and incorporate STEAM activities to promote hands-on learning and critical thinking.
I have a Bachelor's from the University of Florida and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education K-6 from George Mason University.
I live in Leesburg, Va with my husband Nick, our son Jake, dog Evie, and our two cats Braedy and Garfield. I am originally from Florida, where I attended the University of Florida. I am a huge Gators fan. GO GATORS!
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Statistics, Economics , Physical Science, Writing, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics