I have taught Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade for 10 years in Maryland.
It is my responsibility, as an early childhood educator to create a learning environment where all children can learn and feel successful. Each child is a unique individual, with different strengths, needs and learning styles. It is important for learning experiences to be multi-faceted, so that students with various learning styles can gain knowledge. I believe in incorporating a topic or theme throughout several disciplines and areas of study, to make learning holistic. As a mother of three young children, I see each child as a “whole-learner”, and understand that each child comes into a classroom with his or her own strengths, abilities and needs.
I was nominated for Outstanding Teacher of the Year in Carroll County Public Schools in Maryland in 2013.
I graduated with a BA in Early Childhood Education from Towson University in Towson, Maryland. I received my Masters of Education in Reading Instruction from Towson University as well.
I enjoy being a member of my community of Mt. Airy, Maryland. I teach at our community school where my three boys have attended. I enjoy organizing a Secret Pal's program at my school for our staff. I help to organize a Pajama Drive in the winter at my school, which partners with Scholastic Books to provide new pajamas and books to children in need. I teach Sunday School at my church- Calvary UM Church in Mt. Airy, Maryland. I am an advocate for Frontotemporal Degeneration, a degenerative form of dementia, which my dad is suffering from. Along with my husband, Dan, I am a Cub Scout leader for my youngest son's Wolf Den.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Mental Math, Speech Therapy, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Phonics