I'm a veteran intermediate grades and middle school math teacher with a passion for creating fun teaching materials and for helping other teachers! I love teaching children and helping them find the joy in learning.
I'm a projects-based, real life application and hands-on kind of teacher. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE integrating technology and infusing math where ever I can. My motto: Teach all students as if they are talented and gifted (because they are)!
I'm so blessed to have received these honors: * Disney Teacher Award Honoree * Microsoft's First Worldwide Innovative Teacher * Intel Innovative Teacher * JASON Project Teacher Argonaut, Panama Expedition with Dr. Robert Ballard's expedition team * Mount Vernon Teachers Institute Recipient from Oregon * Mount Vernon Lesson Plan of the Year Recipient * OnPoint Credit Union Excellence in Education Award * Featured in book, One-On-One with America's Most Inspiring Teachers * Featured in book, Teaching with the Internet K-12: New Literacies for New Times * Redmond Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year
* Master of Arts in Teaching, Lewis and Clark College * Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education, Oregon State University * Oregon Standard Elementary Teaching Certificate * Mathematics Endorsement (through Algebra One) * Reading Endorsement
My classroom website has TONS of FREE resources for students and teachers.
Visit my blog to find teaching tips and all kinds of ideas and resources. :)
My Classroom Website
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