Principal Matters

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"The only thing that stands between us and a perfect world is what we teach our child." Unknown
 
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This mini unit is fully of silliness as students experience the wonderful book "Silly Sally" written by Audrey Wood. It includes everything you need to engage your students in hands on learning experiences. We all know how important early literacy
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Are you a teacher required to show evidence with the Teacher Growth and Effectiveness System? Looking for another way to help you get organized with your evidence collection? This may be the perfect product for you! With the implementation of
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Busy administrators are always looking for more efficient ways to accomplish big tasks…including teacher / staff observations. These documents will help you with just that! This product includes EDITABLE forms and PDF SAMPLE completed conferencing
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Looking for another way to enhance your phonemic awareness and phonics instruction? Try out this ABC matching game with colorful pictures of animals! Students can match beginning sounds to pictures of animals as well as match ending sounds, and
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If you're the teacher that is always running short on time, this handy conference invitation and reminder is just the product for you! Print (and edit if needed) the products to invite parents or caregivers to a student conference. Parents are
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Are you a teacher who is using the Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness System this year? Then this product is for you! For those of you who love a binder (and what teacher doesn't?) you will find all of the section dividers and cover
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This mini unit is fully of Cookie capers as students experience the wonderful book "Cookie's Week" written by Cindy Ward and Tommie dePaola. It includes everything you need to engage your students in hands on literacy learning experiences. We all
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Are you a teacher who is using the Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness System this year? Then this product is for you! For those of you who love a binder (and what teacher doesn't?) you will find all of the section dividers and cover
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Here is a quick and simple Open House Invitation for the busy classroom teacher! One document is a PDF for quick printing and hand writing the date and time. The other document is an editable publisher version for those who want to type it all in!
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If you are looking for a deeper story discussion, or need questions to extend your students' thinking and strengthen their speaking and listening, this is a great product for you. Teachers can use this TPT document in a variety of ways in the
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As teachers, we are always looking for additional ways to learn as much as we can about our students. One of the easiest ways is to allow for parents or caregivers to take some private time and reflect on questions such as these included in this one
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What a sweet treat for your youngsters! This upper and lower letter matching game addresses three of the Foundation Skills in the kindergarten Common Core standards. Great for use in small group instruction, center work, or individual practice. Lots
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Here is a simple "now and then" time capsule activity for upper primary and intermediate students. Give students the first questionnaire to complete at the beginning of the year and give the second at the end of the year. Allow students time to
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Are you looking for a way to specifically document your collected evidence for TPGES? Then look no further! Use this professional form to briefly describe the artifact or evidence, mark which Domain and Component from the Framework for Teaching
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Are you looking for a fun and festive addition to your literacy or math centers? Then this is the product for you! Your students will love these ghostly letters and numbers for endless activities. In addition to students making up their own games,
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Looking for a fun and easy way to teach counting and cardinality with your kindergarten students? Need a new approach or set of activities? Check out this product designed specifically for the busy kindergarten classroom! This mini-unit is directly
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Looking for a way to boost your young students’ love of reading? Then you must make these books! The simple text and graphics make the books easy to read and easy to use. Young students LOVE to make these “color books” and the books are an excellent
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Looking for a way to boost your young students’ love of reading? Then you must make these books! The simple text and graphics make the books easy to read and easy to use. Young students LOVE to make these “color books” and the books are an excellent
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Looking for a way to boost your young students’ love of reading? Then you must make these books! The simple text and graphics make the books easy to read and easy to use. Young students LOVE to make these “color books” and the books are an excellent
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Looking for a way to boost your young students’ love of reading? Then you must make these books! The simple text and graphics make the books easy to read and easy to use. Young students LOVE to make these “color books” and the books are an excellent
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been working as an educator in Lexington, Kentucky for 20 years and have many different experiences! I taught kindergarten for 10 years as well as two years in a 2/3 classroom and 4th grade. I served two years a Literacy Coach two years as an assistant principal. This year marks the beginning of my 5th years as an elementary school principal.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Over the years I have used just about every teaching style there is, so this is a hard question to answer! I believe that children learn best when they have an abundance of manipulatives to explore the problems we present. Children learn best through doing and experimenting with encouragement and guidance from adults. Additionally, children learn best and experience high degrees of success when they are authentically engaged with the content. I strongly believe in building relationships with children, families, and other stakeholders as the relationships are the building blocks for student success. I am a hands on learner and I tend to be a very hands on leader.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Teacher, Nominated for Kentucky Teacher of the Year, FCPS Service Award, Numerous Grant Awards

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Elem Ed from Transylvania University, Lexington, KY, MA in Elem Ed from Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, Rank I in Early Childhood Generalist / National Boards, EdS in Educational Leadership from University of Kentucky

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a very busy single mom of a beautiful and witty toddler. I love everything about the teaching profession from the lesson planning, to teaching, to analyzing student data, and making presentations for large groups of people. In my free time I enjoy cooking for lots of friends and families and I love to entertain in my home. Traveling is something I don't do often but when I do, you can find me on the beach or somewhere close to the social center of the city! I love digital scrapbooking, getting sucked into TPT product creations, and all things Real Housewives. Being from Kentucky means I bleed blue, love my Wildcats, am proud to be from the south, and love the SEC!

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