I am entering into my 21st year of teaching at the elementary level. I've taught kindergarten - 2nd grades, and I'm currently teaching 1st grade. I spent 13 years teaching in North Carolina public schools, and I am currently teaching at a private Christian school.
I strive to have a classroom that fosters active learning. My students and I are all happier when there is organized movement and discussion. I use technology as much as I can, including a smart board, and find that the students respond so well to that. I've enjoyed implementing my version of The Daily 5 and look forward to refining that from year to year.
Teacher of the Year, 2004-2005 - Zeb Vance Elementary School, Kittrell, NC, and WRTP HIS Radio Teacher of the Month - May, 2014.
B.S. in History, K-6 NC Teaching License
I have been married for 19 years to my high school sweetheart, and we are blessed with a son (11) and a daughter (14). I am still excited about teaching and love to learn new ways to make learning more exciting and relevant in my own classroom. I love teaching in a Christian school where I can share my faith as I teach.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Native Americans, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Spring, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics