I am a literacy curriculum specialist for grades K-5, with a Masters in ELA and ESL Certification, and have taught grades 2-8. My classrooms have been filled with gifted, special ed, ESOL, Title I, and everyone in between.
My passion is to make learning as relevant and engaging as possible, and I do that by integrating curriculum and designing lessons that bridge the gaps or challenge them to move forward. I believe all students flourish with small-group instruction, projects and games, and high standards.
Teacher of the Month, TOTY nominee, ADSD under 40 nomination, GEM award
Masters in ELA, Phonics training, and ESOL certification
I am married to my best friend, and I am a bonus mom to two smart teenagers!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Close Reading, Classroom Community