I currently teach third and fourth grade gifted kiddos, and I enjoy every second of it! Over the past eleven years, I have absolutely fallen in LOVE with my job! I am extremely passionate about teaching and creating, and I enjoy being able to share that passion with others!
I believe that teaching stretches far beyond the content areas. First and foremost, I work on establishing strong relationships with my students based on trust, mutual respect, and empathy. I realize that I am educating little people and that even little people have problems that occasionally distract them from learning. I embrace this and strive to meet their emotional and academic needs while at school. Sometimes we all need a pat on the back or a supportive smile to get us through the day. My instruction is interactive, hands-on, authentic, and tailored to meet each student's needs as much as possible.
I have a Masters in Literacy Curriculum and Instruction, a reading endorsement, and a gifted endorsement. I also work as an adjunct professor at a local university, and I love it! *Ultimate Goal: I would like to obtain my doctorate and perhaps work as a professor or literacy coach.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics