I have worked in elementary education for 17 years now ... in many different roles. In addition to being a classroom teacher, I have also worked in administration, supervised student teachers, and worked on too many committees to name. :) Currently, I am an instructional coach working with staff to provide PD in math for K-5 teachers. I have also taught college and extension courses and am an independent education consultant.
Math workshop and extended time problem solving have been my most recent teaching styles. When I was in the classroom, I loved reading professional books and articles and incorporating things into daily instruction. Now that I am a math coach, and able to focus on just one subject, I enjoy imagining how new ideas and methods can utilized in grades K-5.
- Trained as a Facilitator for First Steps in Mathematics - Presenter at Bridgewater State University's Math and Computer Science Collaborative - Author of Dragonfly Consulting's Navigating Fractions resource (available on their website, not on TPT)
I am honestly using my college degree ... perhaps more than I imagined! I hold a BS in Math Education with a focus in Elementary Education from the University of New Hampshire. I also have a MEd in Elementary Education from UNH.
My husband and I were married in 2008. We have two cats and two nephews who we love dearly. I love crafts, KenKen puzzles, gardening, and music. We live near the ocean and enjoy spending time there in the summer.
Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Other (Math), Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, End of Year