I have worked as an elementary and middle school teacher of English Language Arts and social studies in grades 5 through 8, and as a self contained teacher in grades 2 and 3. I enjoy integrating content areas and incorporating music in my classroom. As a teacher leader, I have also served as a Teacher Specialist for 5 years, helping to improve quality of instruction in classrooms and improving academic achievement.
Learning styles based instruction Music in the classroom Integrated curriculum Problem-based learning Student-centered approach Creative dramatics Novel studies Creative writing Technology in the classroom
Teacher of the Year in two different districts District Teacher of the Year American Legion Post Teacher of the Year 2 Grants funded to support classroom instruction
I have a BS in Elementary Education, a Masters degree in Learning Disabilities, and Doctorate in Teacher Leadership. I love teaching and learning!
I am certified in Gifted and Talented education. An additional interest is using technology in the content areas of social studies and English Language Arts. I love music, and so do students. Therefore, I integrate it into daily instruction to add interest and teach content.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Arts & Music, Music, Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Coaching, Close Reading, Classroom Community