I have taught elementary school for 10 years. I spent seven amazing years as a 5th grade teacher, and 3 wonderful years as a K-6 computer specialist. I have my technology endorsement and am eMINTS certified. I spent 3 years in the Teachers of American History grant program, have been a presenter at my district's summer literacy institute, and taught a class at the Utah Coalition of Educational Technology conference. Blogging is my hobby and you can find me at www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com, I love creating resources for other teachers to use. I have been a seller on TPT for over two years and have loved the new challenge that it brings.
I like to have fun with my students. I teach using hands-on, inquiry based lessons. I prefer collaborative learning and love integrating technology as much as possible.
PTA Teacher of the Year - May 2016 Teacher of the Year - May 2009. Served as my grade level PLC leader for 6 years. Named "Rookie of the Year" during my first year of teaching.
I have a bachelor science degree in Elementary Education with a Social Studies Composite minor. I have also completely my Technology Endorsement.
Teacher, mom, blogger. Check out www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com for more ideas, lessons and downloads! What the Teacher Wants!!
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