I have been in the education field for over 30 years! I taught 4th grade for one year before finding my niche in 6th Grade. I absolutely loved being an upper elementary classroom teacher for 23 years. After leaving the classroom for a new adventure, I became a School Technology Specialist / Instructional Coach where I had many opportunities to work with students and teachers in all grades (K-12). I also had the opportunity to work with the Adult Basic Education Program as a Math Fundamentals teacher for students trying to obtain their GED or High School Diploma. During this time, I also wrote the Math and Language Fundamentals course curricula used for the Adult Ed Program. Currently, I am an Educational Technology Specialist Team Leader. I look forward to the future and all of what life will bring!
Inquiry-based teaching with a heavy focus on critical and creative thinking. Google Drive is also infused throughout my teaching resources and products. I love engaging students in activities that make them think more deeply. I use many critical and creative thinking activities. I was one of the first groups of teachers in Utah to be trained in the eMINTS program. This philosophy is based upon Inquiry-based Learning, High-quality Lesson Design, and Classroom Community all powered and supported by technology.
I have received the Coca-Cola Always Teaching Award and was honored to be the Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year for the State of Utah.
I received an Elementary Teaching Degree from Brigham Young University, and a Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
I am in my 4th year of "TpT'ing" and have loved every minute of the adventure. I am excited to be part of such a creative and hard-working group of people. I am the proud mother of two exceptional young men. Each are married to wonderful women who are like the daughters I never had. I'm also known as "Grammy Pammy" and am absolutely in love with my granddaughter, Iris... and my miracle twins, Max and Kai! Being a grandparent is the ultimate joy! Banner fonts by From the Pond http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/From-The-Pond Graphics by Melonheadz https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Melonheadz
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Psychology, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Basic Math, ESL / ELL / EFL, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year