I have been an early childhood educator for over 15 years, teaching grades PreK, Kindergarten, Second, Third, and Fourth Grades, as well as college undergrad courses. I will be teaching kindergarten for the 2017-2018school year!
I prefer to teach in the workshop style format-- or the "three ring circus" as some call it! Many times, I will present a whole group lesson based upon grade level standards, then send students to their work space to work on indepedent work at their own level while I teach guided groups in reading, writing, word study, and math. Typically, science and social studies are whole group activities, as we are using discovery learning and conducting investigations in those content areas.
My shining moment is every single day that I walk into my classroom, and I love being there. My students are excited to come to school and be on the learning journey with me. I am also thrilled to have my daughter at the same school where I teach. :) I recently earned the Master Teacher designation for my school district within the state of Ohio.
2006-Present Post Graduate Work at The Ohio State Univeristy-- literacy and educational practices focus 2005-2006 Master of Arts in Education at The Ohio State Univeristy 1998-2000 Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at Ashland University 1997-- Bachelor of Business Administration at The Ohio State Univeristy
I am the mom to a very busy eleven-year-old girl who loves learning and teaching as much as her mom does! Our family are die-hard fans of The Ohio State University-- we are all nuts about the Buckeyes. :)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, Economics , General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Writing, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Place Value, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Engineering