I just finished my 12th year of teaching. I've taught 4th grade, 5th grade, 2nd grade, transitional first and kindergarten. My heart is with the younger grades. I am also the teacher of our school system's Parent English Class. I have been organizing this class for 10 years. It is the highlight of my week. I love my dedicated parents! I am a mentor teacher at my school which means I am a classroom teacher but I also evaluate other teachers.
I really enjoy presenting a short mini-lesson and allowing the students to lead the learning.
Voted Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2014 by The Manchester Times
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Carson Newman University Master's of Education in Instructional Leadership from Lipscomb University
I have the sweetest husband, two beautiful daughters, and a new baby boy who all share a piece of my heart. I really love animals and am a vegetarian just because of it. Please visit my blog for teaching and mommy-ing ideas! Pencils to Pigtails
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Arts & Music, Other (Music), Other (Specialty), Education, Other, ELA Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, For Administrators, Coaching, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community