I am currently in my eighth year of teaching in an urban school district where I have taught 1st, 2nd, and currently 3rd grade where I act as team leader. I also serve as our school's integration specialist. My role is to assist teachers in integrating technology into their classroom and to teach them how to teach, assess, and report using a data-driven and standards-based approach. Additionally, I am a member of our building RtI team.
My classroom is based on a strong sense of community and home to school connection. I teach a full writer's workshop and a modified reader's workshop that incorporates guided reading and literature circles. I have a very hands-on approach to math, using manipulatives, games, and small group differentiation. Due to the heavy emphasis on testing, science and social studies are integrated into math and language arts.
2012-Superintendent's Above and Beyond Award 2013-Teacher of the Year
Bachelors Degree-Indiana University Masters Degree-Indiana Wesleyan University
Thanks to my awesome husband for helping me out with my store!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Social Studies - History, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Decimals, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, Phonics