I have been a primary elementary teacher for 15 years. I've taught in both urban and suburban areas and have a tremendous passion for reading instruction. I also have great technology skills. I have created and tweaked Smart Board files. I use excel for data tracking. I create kid friendly materials that are easy for teachers to use as instructional tools...not dittos or the dreaded worksheets!
My teaching style is current. I pride myself on following all current trends and philosophies in Reading Instruction. I am an excited first grade teacher. I love my job...and it shows. We also must learn to work smarter, not harder. I am a fixer. If the material or lesson doesn't work for me, I fix it and share it.
I am a TEAM Mentor. I also have worked on our SRBI team for 5 years and am very familiar with Data Teams and Tiered Interventions. I am up to date in learning about the Common Core and already have begun tweaking my materials to go along with revised curriculum.
I have a bachelor's degree in Business. I am a certified elementary teacher for K - 6. I have my Master's Degree in Elementary Education and am working toward my 6th year degree in Reading.
I got tired of paying so much for materials, so I started making everything I needed. I've worked with many different programs, styles, teachers, and philosophies. They all had something great to offer in reading instruction. I found myself putting all kinds of things together for one lesson. I decided to make it all work for me and create my own things. This way I can change them and tweak them as times change and research comes out. I can do that for you too!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Science, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Autumn, Halloween, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects