I began my teaching career in 2008 as a junior high science and social studies teacher. As I prepare to start my 10th year teaching I will also begin my 6th year teaching third grade! Third grade is where my heart is! I enjoy the content and this is such a fun age!
I am always looking for ways to make lesson engaging and hands-on. I enjoy using interactive notebook assignments and digital products. I use technology whenever possible. In my classroom I focus on creating an independent, confident, and respectful classroom atmosphere.
It is an honor to be able to educate the youth of our country. It is rewarding to witness those small moments when a struggling student grasps a difficult concept, when students interact with one another in a respectful manner, and when students become confident in their work.
I graduated for Western Illinois University in 2008, with a degree in Elementary Education. I am always looking for professional development, conferences, and webinars that will help continue to expand my on my best practices.
I currently live in south central Illinois with my husband, two children, and chihuahua.