I have been a kindergarten teacher ever since I began my career as an educator in 2006. I adore everything about teaching the little half-pints and am always looking for new ways to spark their interests. After spending a couple years teaching the "big kids" in 6th grade, I am now hopping back down to kinder so I can team-teach / job share with the absolute best teacher I know (my wife, Mrs. Padania)! Lucky me!!
I love to teach (and learn) through play. When we learn through the context of play + games, our anxiety levels come down, our attention spikes, and it’s just plain fun! (Woohoo!)
Personal Honors: World’s Greatest Uncle, 2009 – Present. Professional Honors: My biggest honor as a teacher is simply to see my students’ faces light up each day when they inspect the agenda items on the white board. Professional Honors (part 2): 2015-16 Teacher of the Year, Fremont Unified School District
I have a B.A. in English (with an emphasis in writing and in explaining the difference between the words "further" & "farther").
I absolutely have the best job in the world. Outside of teaching, I love art, reading, and traveling!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Vocal Music, Physical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Canadian History, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Women's History Month, African History, Classroom Community