This is my 28th year as an elementary school teacher, and I'm currently working in 4th grade. I enjoy using technology for teaching and for creating teaching materials.
I use some cooperative learning structures, especially those created by Dr. Spencer Kagan. It's important for me to show the relationship between what we are learning and the real world to keep students interested. It also doesn't hurt to keep their attention with a little humor!
Renaissance Reading Model Classroom, 2004; Elementary School Teacher of the Year in my district in 2008 (Given by Campbellsville University)
Graduated from Morehead State University in Kentucky in 1986 with Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education; Graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1989 with Master's Degree; Obtained my Rank I Certification in 2005 through the Continuing Education Option (CEO)
married for 30 years, two daughters
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Basic Principles, Environment, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Drama, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Physical Science, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Valentine's Day, Informational Text, Close Reading