I taught first grade for one year in 2009. I then taught second grade at an inner city school for two years. Starting in August 2013 I will be teaching second grade in South Central Pennsylvania at a new school district. I have lots of experience with students that perform above grade level and also below grade level. I have a special education minor and have worked with students with learning disabilities, hearing impaired, speech impaired, emotional disabilities, autism, and ADHD. I am dedicated to learning as much as I can so that I have all the knowledge I need to teach. I am continually researching new and exciting ways to provide knowledge to my little ones, so that they can love learning just as I do.
I would consider my teaching style to be very hands on and visual. I like my students to be able to see what they are learning, touch what they are learning, and hear what they are learning. Many of the activities and products that I use in my classroom include all of these elements.
I was awarded Dean's List and National Honors Society Awards throughout my entire college career. As a teacher, I received an award for Integrating Hispanic Culture into my curriculum, as well as Integrating Multicultural Education into my teaching. I will continue to strive to be the best teacher I can be for my students and I feel that having my students succeed is the greatest honor of all.
I attended West Chester University in West Chester, Pa for my Bachelor of Science. I majored in elementary education and minored in special education. I took part in the Honors College at West Chester University, because of my high academic achievements. I was also part of a co-ed fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi, which is an Honors Fraternity that focuses on academic achievement and reaching out to the community through service.
In my spare time I play tennis, run, read, blog, and take care of all my little nieces and nephews. Family is extremely important to me and I love surrounding myself with people that I care the most about. In the future, I hope to write and illustrate my own children's books. Reading is my true love and I have always painted as a hobby. I have always thought with these two skills combined, that I could create a book series for children that would be appreciated by fellow educators. If you have any questions for me, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my blog at www.owlinspireyou.blogspot.com Thanks! KellNell
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