I have taught 6th grade Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading Intervention and Reading Advisory (for students at grade level and higher).
I want my students to enjoy being in my class, so we have lots of fun and are active, but I also hold them accountable. You know you're in trouble if I raise my voice.
Teacher of the Year in 2009 - woot! Students also voted me "Most Unique" the following year. Not sure if that's a compliment or not.
I earned a BA in Sociology from the University of Puget Sound and my teaching certification from the UTEP program at Western Washington University.
I almost exclusively read YA fiction and am always open to recommendations! I especially love read aloud suggestions. I've read The Lightning Thief to my kids for the last 5 years, but these days almost all of them have already read it, so it's time to find some new titles.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Arts & Music, Drama, Literature, School Counseling, Character Education, Library Skills, Basic Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text