I have taught Kindergarten and Second grade and love them both! I love using technology and fun activities to enhance my teaching. I attended the University of Central Florida and majored in Elementary Education. I was appointed team leader my second year teaching and pride myself on being a dedicated passionate teacher. I tutor 1st grade students after school, interned in 2nd grade while obtaining my degree and also work with 3rd and 4th grade students on Saturday morning, prepping for FCAT. Before teaching I was a nanny for two different families for 3 years. I love working with children and I love teaching so much. I feel it's what God called me to do.
My teaching style is very hands on. I teach Kindergarten so it's important for me to help the students make connections and feel like they own everything we are learning about. I like to make school fun and educational at the same time. My students come to school excited each day to see what they are going to learn and how they are going to learn it. I am very into technology and am constantly researching ways to use it to enhance my teaching. The students love it and their success is a direct result of it.
Team Leader my second year teaching. Teacher of the Year 2012-2013
University of Central Florida
I own a really cute English Bulldog. :O) His name is Benjamin. I also have a new cute French Bulldog named Roosevelt, and a cute hubby too! Clip art purchased from Scrappin Doodles, Lettering Delight, and from Microsoft Publisher!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Instrumental Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading