I am starting my second year as a third grade teacher in the Chicago suburbs. I student taught fourth grade and was also a gym teacher for the semester following. I have coached basketball as well!
My teaching style includes a lot of student involvement, cooperation, and compassion. I love getting students up and moving while learning or practicing new skills. Having students grouped together while working cooperatively has worked wonders thus far with getting the kids to practice social and cooperative learning skills. I love making my classroom feel like they are a part of a family that is working together. This helps to achieve a growth mindset while they learn and boost self esteem. I make sure all of my students know that they are capable of learning to their best ability and that they are cared for at all times.
District-Wide Award for the best collaborative PLC team.
I graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2015 with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education along with a middle school endorsement concentrating in math and science.
I absolutely love what I do and feel that I am exactly where I need to be. Waking up for this job is an honor and I love every day because of it. There's no better feeling than seeing a child grow before your eyes and knowing that you had a major impact. Outside of school, I am a cat mom, a huge Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks fan, and I love staying active but I also love eating!
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), For All Subject Areas, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Halloween, Black History Month