I'm on my 18th year of teaching. I taught first grade for my first ten years and truly loved first and never thought I would move. Then we received a $100,000 technology grant, and I was asked to move up to middle school to help implement the grant. I taught 6th - 8th ELA and technology for four years. It was a wonderful experience, but I was glad when my wish was granted to move back down to first grade. I figured that 1st was my last stop, as I was in my happy place, but as we all know, things don't always happen the way we expect. I applied for and was offered a spot in our technology department at the district level, and it was too good of a move to pass up. Now I am working on helping our teachers as we move to a 1:1 district. Our goals are to help our teachers integrate technology effectively. It's been a fun ride thus far!
I love hands-on activities, and anything I can do to make things eye-appealing and cute, I'll do. It makes me happy!
I have received over $25,000 in grants along with winning a Promethean board, a set of Activexpressions, and a set of Activotes. I've been blessed!
BA in Ed 1st - 8th and Masters in leadership.
I have been married for 25 years and have three wonderful children. My oldest is in graduate school majoring in Geology, and the twins (Courtney and Jeremy) are juniors in college. Courtney and I also have a side business called Blogsfitforaqueen.com which specializes in blogs for teachers.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), Other, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Mental Math, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics