I taught 5th grade for ten years in the public schools, Children's Literature at the college level for 2 years, and am beginning my second year in 2nd grade. I am also a certified reading specialist and school librarian.
I am always moving around the classroom, and encourage my students to move throughout the day as well! I love using workshop models for reading, writing, and math. I use a lot of interactive activities and games to engage my students with the content I am teaching. It's more fun for all of us that way!
Presidental Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching - State of Nebraska Award Winner Star 104.5 Teacher of the Week Homerun Foundation of Omaha Outstanding Educator Award
Bachelor's in Education - University of Nebraska-Lincoln Master's in Reading - University of Nebraska - Omaha Library Media Endorsement - University of Nebraska-Omaha
I am a writer, dancer, reader, wife, and mother to a beautiful little girl named Olivia.