I have been in education for 17 years. Most of my experience is in upper and lower elementary. I've been a preschool aid and taught second, third, fourth, and sixth grade. In addition, I've coached junior high and high school. I am involved in designing and implementing professional development for teachers as well. I work with teachers to design student-centered classrooms, Common Core classrooms, implement inquiry-based lessons, and provide ways to use assessments to guide instruction.
I create a structured, yet flexible student-centered classroom where I am often in the role of a facilitator. Most of my lessons begin with inquiry/exploratory based learning. I then use the Gradual Release Method of: I Do (teacher modeling), We Do (together), and You Do (independent learning).
Teacher of the Year/Teacher Leadership Award, Interviewed by PBS, Filmed by PBS for a documentary
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English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Economics , Word Problems, Study Skills, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Classroom Community