I have taught 4th grade for over twenty seven years. I cannot dream of teaching any other grade level. It is the only job I have ever wanted.
Our classroom is one of discovery and adventure where the students know that they can ask any question. Nothing is as rewarding as watching my students grow into mature, active problem solvers through hands activities that stimulate and encourage them to delve more deeply into a topic. My mission is to help every student make a successful transition from elementary to middle school. I believe independent learners are more personally involved in their own education. My Motto is "Your Education, Your Responsibility!" When a student is connected and vested in their own learning, they will retain and retrieve information more easily which will allow them to apply the information effectively. Reading for fun can be the key to help students gain this independence. While some individuals naturally enjoy reading, I realize that not everyone can reach this on their own. The good thing is that it can be encouraged and supported at school and home. I enjoy helping students discover this empowering activity and watching them grow into mature readers. As an educator, I believe my responsibility is to guide not only the students through their education but also be an asset for their parents. Our technology-based society overloads parents with so much information, often times it is confusing, and conflicting issues arise. It is my goal to be a resource to every family that I can. NOTHING deserves our utmost attention more than the future that is contained within the potential of every child!
Mandeville Middle School Teacher of the Year 2003 St. Tammany Parish Teacher of the Year 2003 Elks Teacher of the Year first runner up 2004 Petroleum Engineers of Louisiana Teacher of the Year 2004 American Legion Teacher of the Year 2011
I have earned my BA from Southeastern Louisiana University and a master Degree in Educational Technology Leadership from Northwestern Louisiana University. I am currently pursuing an additional degree and certification in Special Education.
When I was a little girl, I would play school with my dolls and stuffed animals. My all-time favorite Christmas present was a tabletop chalkboard. My family includes my handsome husband and my grown sons who have blessed me with 5 gorgeous grandchildren.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Instrumental Music, Computer Science - Technology, Canadian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Economics , Word Problems, General Science, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Martin Luther King Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Informational Text, Close Reading