I am in my 7th year of teaching, and I love it! I am currently teaching a class of highly gifted 2nd graders, and have previously taught 1st grade, kindergarten and 3rd grade Dual Language. I have a couple of published articles, have been involved in writing curriculum for our district, and have taught professional development sessions on GT strategies in my district.
In my classroom, I do as much as I can to have the students working together. Especially in math, I feel that real learning occurs when students are talking about their thinking. Now that I am teaching a class of highly gifted students, I see how important challenging my students is. I include critical thinking, creativity and depth anywhere and everywhere I can.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 from the University of North Texas.
I graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, EC-4.
I am a teacher, wife, mother, friend, sister, singer, and above all... a Christian. I try hard to let my faith guide what I do. My favorite thing to teach is writing workshop. I just love to see how creative they can be, and I love to watch them grow throughout the year.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Word Problems, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Mental Math, Winter, Valentine's Day, Place Value, Engineering