I am in my 20th year of teaching. I have taught summer school for K-3, 4th grade bilingual, 4/5 full inclusion, and 5th and 6th grades. I also spent 4 years outside of the classroom as the Director of Curriculum for a global education company.
I'm energetic and believe in active engagement in the classroom. I have the kids work in groups 80% of the time, and I like to work one on one with every child as often as possible. To do this, I require a lot of cooperative and independent station work. I believe the students are responsable for their learning, and I'm a facilitator.
National Board Certified: Middle Childhood Generalist (2002, 2012)
BA, English and Psychology, Georgetown University Post Bacc, K-8 Education, the University of New Mexico
I'm married with two children (a 15 year old and a 5 year old) and a French Bulldog named Zeus. I'm actively involved in youth programs such as emergency foster care and pediatric cancer awareness.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History, Computer Science - Technology, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Short Stories, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Autumn, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, For All Subjects, Informational Text