I am in my tenth year of teaching. I have experienced the thrill of teaching in a school that has gone through many changes since I began. From starting out with three third grade teachers on our team (about 75 third graders), to an amazingly challenging growth of having twelve third grade teachers (about 1800 students school wide), and back to about half that now. It has been a ride! I've learned how to be a leader and flexible team member, as well as how to manage my time so I can take my teaching to a new level.
I try to find creative ways to enhance the lives of my students. I am organized and try to create a learning community where my students feel safe and responsible. I believe that children excel in an environment where expectations are high.
I have written and received several grants to enhance technology in my classroom and school.
I currently have a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction
My father's chosen career was education, so it was instilled in me at an early age that learning was important. I come from a large family where seven out of the twelve of us have also chosen education as our careers. To be a part of so many children's lives is a gift.
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