I taught 6th grade for 2 years. I just completed my 12th year teaching 1st grade. First grade is definitely where my heart lies.
I want my students to have a life-long love of learning. I try to accomplish this by making learning fun, and I feel like I am growing as a teacher every year. Of course, there is always so much more to learn.
Well, my daughter told me I was the best mom in the world, but I'm not sure that counts.
I have my Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Learning with teaching licensure from Maryville College and I just completed the requirements for my Masters in Elementary Education from East Tennessee State University.
I have been married to my wonderful husband, Tommy, for 14 years. We are the proud parents of a daughter, Bethany. We are also the 'parents' of: 2 dogs-Pee Wee and Buddy, 3 cats- Peanut, Pepper, and Smoky, and a guinea pig, Joey.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Native Americans, Other (Specialty), History, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Informational Text, Handwriting, Phonics