I've been teaching for 18 years, in grades 1-6. I taught 3rd grade for 13 years, then I went to multi-grade team teaching in a 1/2 cluster, a 3/4 cluster and a 5/6 cluster.
Exploration, small groups and discussions, project based learning combined with structured direct teaching and consistency.
National Board Certification in English as a New Language
B.A. in General Studies from University of Northern Iowa B.A. in Elementary Education from Arizona Sate University M.A in English as a Second Language from Arizona State University
I'm happily married for 27 years. We have two sons and 4 dogs. I enjoy thrift store shopping, reading mysteries and spending time with family and friends.