I am a classroom teacher with over seven years of classroom experience, in all grades K-8. Most recently, a grades K-8 Technology Teacher, specializing in effective and sane one-to-one technology integration. I am also a Blogger, Professional Development Speaker and Coach/Consultant.
I am a Jedi Master of classroom management and design! My classes run as smooth as silk, allowing me increased instructional time, and my students improved focus and achievement. I have founded my company Optimized Educator to help other Teaching Professionals streamline their work for increased student results and great leaps in professional satisfaction.
UNO Bartolome de las Casas Teacher Award for Classroom Culture: Awarded for holding students to high expectations of behavior and achievement across the Elementary grade levels.
MAT Masters in the Art of Teaching, National Louis University BA Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Benedictine University
Proud to be living in the great city of Chicago! I have an amazing giant (6'5") husband, two fantastic, mostly-grown (normal sized) daughters and a cat named M.E. who is equal parts annoying and charming. I spend every Saturday morning tutoring pro-bono. My student is a former Kindergartner from my class who stole my heart and has given me so much joy and love in return. If you have a chance to make a real difference in a child's life, I highly recommend doing so!