This is my 18th year teaching. I student taught 4th grade and taught 3rd grade for 10 years...now I AM BACK IN 4TH and LOVE-N it. I teach ALL the basic subjects math, writing, reading, etc...
I LOVE being able to do my own thing and I often like to go against the norm!!! I enjoy routine but LOVE surprises. I pride myself in having the best mannered class!!! I set the bar high and expect all to reach it. No excuses from kids or parents or coworkers... take responsibility for your actions. Tell the truth, don't pick your nose, don't show me your loose tooth, and give your best all the time ~ my rules!!!
Teacher of the Year 2007 Spirit of the District Award 2014 Team Leader for 16 years Teacher of the Year 2018
I went to SWT and have a BS degree in Large Animal Pre-Vet medicine. Then went back and got my Education Degree, Masters in Education, and specialization in Reading. Big Change right??? teaching is like a ZOO some days!!! :)
I have been married for 19 years to my high school sweetheart!!! and we have a BEAUTIFUL son who just turned 8!!! We are blessed beyond belief and are enjoying every minute of parenthood!!! I also LOVE to BLOG. I am a want to be photographer. I LOVE all things shabby and love to dumpster dive (not really just like to stake out the neighbors' trash). I have too many collections to mention... Ok just a few... I collect old windows, the letter F and D, Disney ornaments, and old road signs... I love upcycling old used items into new workable pieces. I enjoy being with friends and family and LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the Holidays because I get to decorate!!! I go crazy when I plan parties... CrAzY... BUT I LOVE it!!! I probably am a little OCD but whatever. To sum the rest of it up... I am a plus size, jewelry wearing, TJ Maxx shopping... 4th grade teacher!!!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Health, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Summer, Test Preparation, End of Year