I have eight years of experience as a classroom teacher. I began my career as a Kindergarten teacher, then taught 3rd grade for four years, and then 5th grade for two years. I also taught English in Japan and preschool for four years prior to elementary school. I use the Flipped Classroom technique for teaching struggling math students and I incorporate online response and forums through the use of Moodle learning management system for Language Arts.
Casual & informal with demanding expectations
Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education; Minors in French and Math Masters of Education in K-12 Reading/Literacy
I am a mom of an adorable 2-year-old boy, a wife to a great husband, and a 5th grade teacher... and I love all 3 jobs! My hobbies include reading, traveling, playing softball, going to the beach, running, playing guitar, going to hockey games and baseball games, and watching HBO/Showtime Sunday night television!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Winter, The New Year, Decimals, For All Subjects, Informational Text