I've been teaching for 16 years in Oregon and Nevada. I've taught Kindergarten through 3rd grade and I love my job!
I love getting my primary students excited about books and reading! We do a lot of read aloud, reading response activities, hands-on activities, and working with letters, sounds, and words to get them reading. I work to improve and adapt each year and I really enjoy what I do!
Five time Junior League of Las Vegas Education Grant Recipient, Two time Rotary Club of Las Vegas West Education Grant Recipient, Staff Development Day presenter-Writing Workshop, Grant Writing, Data Notebooks, Reading Strategies
I graduated from the University of Oregon...GOOOO DUCKS! I earned my Master's Degree and Teaching License at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. I've also taken many post graduate courses through our super Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program (SNRPDP) where I've learned a lot, made new teacher friends, and added to my classroom repertoire.
I love animals, teaching, and Oregon Ducks football!!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Physical Education, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Coaching, Phonics, Classroom Community