FRESNO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WINCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Full-time certificated teacher: 2008 - Current Grades 3, 4, and 5. Lead teacher for 4th grade: 2011 Intensive Reading Intervention Teacher (Fast Track) August 2006 -2008 Fast Track Intervention Program to Intermediate grade levels Certificated Tutor, August 2005 - 2006 Primary grades only FRESNO CITY COLLEGE HUMANITIES DEPARTMENT Adjunct Instructor 2004 - Current Teach Developmental Reading and Writing classes
LIke most teachers, my teaching style has now had to accommodate Common Core Standards. I love to engage my students including their background experiences making our class a community of learners.
Distinguished Teacher Brick at the Kremen Education Buidling, Fresno State University.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA FRESNO Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Studies, May 2000 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA FRESNO CLEAR Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with CLAD, May 2001 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA FRESNO Master of Arts: Education - Reading/Language Arts May, 2004 Final Project: Developmental Word Study as an Afterschool Tutoring Program UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA FRESNO Reading Specialist Credential, May 2004 PUBLICATIONS The Eggbees, Pinata Books, 2009
This is my third career. I had a great career as a fashion designer in Hollywood and Beverly Hills in the 1960s and 1970s. I was known for my partnership with Priscilla Presley, Elvis Presley's ex-wife. I retired to concentrate on being a wife and mother. I have resided in both Los Angeles and San Francisco and moved to Fresno to be near my mom. After raising my grandson and being an active PTA president and soccer mom, I decided to go back to college and become a teacher and here I am. I have enjoyed wirting curriculum for my grade levels and use grade appropriate language and whimsy. My book, "The Eggbees" is available on most online bookstores.