25 years of teaching experience in Early Childhood and Elementary Education including classroom teaching in primary grades as well as the intermediate grades. I was a Literacy Coach in a suburban school near Boston for 8 years.Currently, I am in my 18th year as a Reading Interventionist at the elementary level.
My teaching style includes motivating and engaging books, hands-on activities, and more. I work with small groups of students in grades K-5 for reading support in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, fluency,close reading and ELA test preparation.
I was on the Dean's List at my undergraduate university in Texas and at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. I have written and received literacy grants for my school.
B.S., Stephen F Austin State University, Texas; Former Reading Recovery Teacher; M.Ed. Lesley University, MA, K-12 Reading certification; Graduate Assistant for Dr. Irene Fountas at Lesley University; Wilson (Intro) and Fundations Training for K-2; RETELL certification for SEI Students/ELL Learners.
In my free time, you can find me at home cooking, entertaining friends, and playing games with my playful cat. I enjoy photography and watching baseball. Long walks in the woods and short hikes refresh me. When relaxing, I can be found making beaded jewelry, knitting or making a photo album or creating for Teachers Pay Teachers !
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, World Language, Spanish, Chinese, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, ELA Test Prep, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics