I'm a teacher of grades 4, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade math, 1st grade, and journalism. I spent two years working at the District Office as an Academic Achievement Specialist on Common Core and I've taught computers to at-risk 9th and 10th graders. You name it, I've most likely taught it! I love teaching and I'll never stop being a learning and being teacher!
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
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My Classroom Website
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Basic Principles, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Easter, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, End of Year