I have 9 years teaching experience as a second grade teacher and 4 years experience as a third grade teacher. I am a system mentor for my school district and host several professional learning classes for my district each year. I assist with new teacher orientation each year and support our local math curriculum by writing math units for the district.
I firmly believe in the power of a positive attitude. I work hard to create a climate in my room where children feel safe, loved, and secure. By doing so, my students feel comfortable taking risks and understand that making mistakes is a big part of the learning process. I try to create engaging, hands-on, rigorous lessons that encourage my students to think critically, take risks, and think outside of the box. I work hard to meet the needs of my students through a mixture of conceptual understanding and basic skills.
Teacher of the Year 2012 Mentor Teacher Cornerstone Model Classroom Georgia Master Teacher 2006-2012 (working toward renewal after changing schools)
Educational Specialist from Troy State University Magnet Teacher 2002 - 2011 Inclusion Coteacher 2013 - Current
I love creating educational resources and hope that the products I create find a purpose in your classrooms. I love to read and enjoy pinning new ideas from Pinterest. I am an expert shopper but haven't been able to devote as much time to it lately (probably a blessing). I am a mother of a very energetic 5 year old and enjoy spending time with my husband and son.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Education, ELA Test Prep, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Place Value, Informational Text