I am currently in my third year teaching fifth-grade in Phoenix, Arizona. I am certified to teach both special education (k-12) and general education (k-8). Currently, I teach all subject areas to primarily English Language Learners.
I incorporate music in a lot of my teaching, as well as kinesthetic learning for all learning styles. My classroom has flexible seating and I use a lot of my special education background to help all learners. I crack a lot of jokes with my fifth-graders and act big and bold because if they know I'm not afraid to be a goofball, then they can showcase their truest personalities in our class as well :)
I am a certified Teacher Consultant for the Arizona Geographic Alliance, and am on my way to becoming certified with National Geographic. I am the designated College and Career Readiness/STEM coordinator for my site. I am head of our fourth and fifth-grade student council committee and am part of PepsiCo's Recycle Rally. I was also recognized by the TODOS Mathematics Award program.
Hope College graduate from the special education department!
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other, Geography, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , General Science, Physical Science, Forensics, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Informational Text, Student Council, Engineering, Close Reading, Classroom Community