Right now, I work as an elementary school substitute teacher and volunteer tutoring a third grader in reading. During my Master's year in UConn's IB/M program for elementary education, I worked as a graduate literacy intern at two elementary schools--one in London in the fall and one in Connecticut in the spring. I led third grade guided reading groups, taught reading enjoyment lessons to grades 3-6 in the school library, assisted teachers in grades K, 3, 5, and ESL support with teaching and co-teaching lessons, leading small groups, and reading one-on-one with students. As a senior at UConn, I student taught in a fourth grade classroom. I developed and taught units on electricity, decimals, fantasy literature, and persuasive writing. During my junior year I assisted in a second grade classroom and K-5 math support room.
I hope to help students reach their fullest potential, discover their interests, and develop a lifelong love of reading, writing, and learning! I am a strong believer in cooperative, student-centered, hands-on learning, catered to meet the unique interests and needs of each of my students. I find culturally-responsive teaching to be incredibly valuable and important to promote respect, tolerance, and positive feelings towards diversity amongst my students. I like to incorporate student choice in classroom activities and assessment options. I also give students many opportunities to share about themselves and their hard work. I find that both of these strategies help increase student motivation. I want my students to learn that learning can be fun!
Graduated from UConn's IB/M program Magna Cum Laude and with a 4.0 GPA
Prospective MLIS student at UNC Greensboro and graduate of UConn with MA in Curriculum and Instruction and BS in Elementary Education.
I am a former strawberry and blueberry farmer and aspiring writer and school librarian!