Intermediate grade teacher, 2008-2016 Trainer/Professional development coach 2015-present
Different modalities - lots of hands-on activities!
Intermediate Teacher of the Year 2014-2015
Studied Elementary Education MA in Integrated Curriculum (in progress)
If I had to sum up my mission in one word, it would be “engagement.” When students are authentically engaged in learning, the entire classroom comes alive. Everyone is excited, interested, and happily immersed in what they’re doing, so much so that they forget they’re learning. Engagement on this level gives rise to a boundless, vibrant energy — you can almost hear it crackle and pop — that should be at the heart of every classroom.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, The New Year, Decimals, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Test Preparation, Engineering, Close Reading, Classroom Community