I have held my teacher certification for four years. I student taught in a second grade classroom and quickly moved into work experience once my student teaching was done. I was a Teacher's Assistant for a Pre K-5 building for about 6 months. Afterwards, I taught summer school for students going into 2nd grade and have taught summer school for students going into 1st grade for the last three years. I then received my master's through a literacy internship program where I worked with students in grades K - 5. I worked in the reading room the second year of my internship, mainly with struggling readers in K-2. I have completed on year of teaching in third grade and absolutely love it.
I like to think my teaching style is that I have many styles depending on the classroom, the students, and the content at hand. There are situations in which a direct, explicit teaching style is required, while there are also times when an indirect and more discovery style of teaching is relevant. I guess if I were to put it into words, my teaching style is flexible. I believe it is so important to teach with the students in front of you in mind. That means a teacher must be flexible and use different teaching styles in different situations.
Member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society since 2015
I graduated from a suburban high school in 2005. From there, I attended a four year college where I received my bachelors degree in English. After that, I completed the CT Teacher's Certificate in January 2012. After student teaching and working for half a year, I worked towards my masters for two years in a literacy interventionist program. My masters was completed in July 2015.
Besides teaching, I love to garden, can food, take photos, and spend time on my farm in a rural town in CT. I have two dogs, three cats, and chickens. I was married in September of 2015.