Elementary Teacher for 28+ years in North Carolina and Wisconsin. National Board Certified Teacher 2008 Grant writer and winner: Science and Technology Stepping Stones Math Instructor (U.S.)
Use a reader, writer and math workshop model. The community of the class is most important for establishing rules and routines. I believe that the student should know that he/she is in a kind and nurturing environment, where learning is fun and meaningful. Respectful, responsible, and ready where all students can learn and succeed.
Spanish Award: Scholarship to Mexico to study the language. National Board Certified: 2008 Master Teacher in Wi: 2008 Grant Winner: Smartboard Technology/ Science Award: ING Unsung Heroes/ Bright Ideas Science Award. Compass Award for my district-recognized by administration for outstanding teaching-only 4 awards each year.
Louisburg College-Louisburg, NC: AA degree UNC-Chapel Hill -Chapel Hill, NC: spanish degree NC Wesleyan College-Rocky Mt., NC: bs elementary ed. Alverno College-Milwaukee, Wi: Masters Degree K-12 Prof. Development
I am a highly spirited, energetic person who believes that laughter and fun is the key to successful teaching along with expert knowledge of the subject matter. I have two children, who reside in California and have successful careers in music and retail. I also have a shih-tzhu dog, that is well loved. I am an avid reader of all genres, love documentaries and enjoy the midwestern style of living.