I have been in the field of early childhood education since 1994, and I currently teach kindergarten in the state of Washington. I have worked in public and private elementary school settings, Head Start, college/university laboratory schools, and private preschools throughout the Pacific Northwest. I also spent four (plus) years working with adults in the Cincinnati area and loved that dynamic, as well. I really enjoy working with people of all ages. :)
I am a very creative and energetic teacher, and my classroom has been built around the concept of play-based learning! One of my classroom superpowers is hosting meaningful, hands-on whole group instruction.
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I am currently a doctoral student. I hold degrees in early childhood education, human development, and elementary education with endorsements in: early childhood education, elementary education, and reading intervention. I have also been trained in the Orton-Gillingham (multi sensory) approach to reading intervention.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Science, World Language, Arts & Music, Music, Physical Education, Drama, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, American Sign Language, Handwriting, For Administrators, School Psychology, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community