I have been teaching for 6 years now! It really seems like my whole life and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! I have the most experience in 1st grade, but have taught other grades as well. When I first graduated, I was a substitute in my local school district and I find that is the best way to gain experience! You can see what grades work best for you and how different classes are arranged AND, when you are a teacher, you'll know exactly what to do for YOUR sub :)
I adore the Love and Logic teaching style! I am strict, but kind, and ever empathetic. It has worked every year I have taught 1st grade. I love having my students earn good rewards and am constantly praising for work well done.
I was nominated TWICE last year for our local Silver Apple Award! I didn't win, but it is still amazing to be actually nominated! :)
I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 2006. I have an SEI endorsement AND a Middle Grades Science endorsement :)
I have three beautiful children: a daughter, 16 (just got her driver's license, yikes!), a son, 14, and my youngest son is 11. I have an amazing man in my life that has supported me throughout every little thing and he came with two children also: a daughter, 22, and a son, 19.